Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Brig Jordeson, Lat. N. 49.30, Long. W. 20 to Richard Spruce Rio Negro on 19 September 1852.
Re. the burning and sinking of ship Helen off Brazil, his rescue and voyage to London, the loss of his collections, insurance, and future plans; news of Crystal Palace exhibition.
A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
Addressed in Alfred Russel Wallace's hand to 'Illms. Senr. Ricardo Spruce, Pará, Brazil, to be forwarded without delay.' The address has been crossed through and replaced, in another hand, with 'Rio Negro'.
An original MS
Pages with text: 8
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