An author's draft handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
Copy of letter to Wallace in Daniel Hanbury's out-letter book. It is unknown where the actual letter Hanbury sent to Wallace is or if it still survives.
An original MS
Pages with text: 1
Transcriber: Catchpole, Caroline
Transcription date: August 16, 2012
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
17. Feb.[ruary] 1860
Many thanks to you for the torch of "Rajah Dammar" which Mr. Stevens handed me yesterday. I have made a little slit in the palm-leaf in order to see the Dammar within and ascertain if it resembled any of that found in the London market. However the resin was too much broken to afford much information.
We much require information on Dammar2, or rather as to what trees afford the particular sorts found in commerce[.] What for instance, yields Dammar batu or Dammar puti and what Dammar Selan? The latter is largely imported here.
I remain &c. | DH.3 [signature]
Mr. A. R. Wallace, care of Mr S. Stevens
1. The word ‘Wallace’ appears in the margin of the letter book. This letter is an author’s copy of the letter, transcribed into his out letter-book.
3. Dammar gum is obtained from the Dipterocarpaceae family of trees located in India and East Asia.
5. Daniel Hanbury (1825 -- 1875), British botanist and pharmacist.
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