Wallace Letters Online

Share this:

Record number: WCP349

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Richard Spruce
19 September 1852

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Brig Jordeson, Lat. N. 49.30, Long. W. 20 to Richard Spruce Rio Negro, Brazil on 19 September 1852.

Record created:
01 June 2002 by Lucas, Paula J.
Verified by:
22/08/2012 - Catchpole, Caroline (All except summary checked);


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.

Record notes

Record contains:

  • letter (2)
  • publication (1)

View item:

LETTER (WCP349.349)

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".

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/3/24
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate
Image credit:
ŠTrustees of The Natural History Museum
Record scrutiny:
22/08/2012 - Catchpole, Caroline;

Item notes

Physical description



Sorry, this scan is not currently available.