Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Rose Hill, Dorking to Henry Walter Bates, [Royal Geographical Society, 1 Savile Row, Burlington Gardens, London, W.] on 10 November 1876.
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A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Cooper, Rod
Transcription date: January 17, 2013
Signed off: no
Nov[ember]. 10th. 1876
I shall be happy to preface a lecture for the Royal Geographical Society to be delivered next Spring. The title I sh[oul]d. propose would be “The Comparative Antiquity of Continents, as indicated by the distribution of Living and Extinct Animals.”
I remain| Yours faithfully | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
H. W. Bates Esq.
Assis[tan]t. Sec[retary]. R[oyal]. Geog[raphcal].
WALLACE, Alfred Russel
Nov[ember]. 10. 1876
A. R. Wallace
Will be happy to deliver a lecture in the Spring
1. The word ‘General’ has been written in the top left-hand corner of the page. It is not ARW’s hand-writing and has probably been added for filing purposes
2. Henry Bates (1825 - 1892). English naturalist and explorer. Bates was Wallace’s companion during his expedition to Amazonian rain forest during 1848 - 1852. Henry Bates, however, did not return home until 1859.
3. The second page of this correspondence commences with a file reference noting the correspondent’s name written in capitals. The subsequent text - written in another hand - is a note on the content of ARW’s letter. This information in placed in the top, right-hand, corner of the page
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