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Record number: WCP372

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Henry Walter Bates
25 November 1859

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Ceram [Seram] Island, [Indonesia] to Henry Walter Bates [none given] on 25 November 1859.

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03 June 2013 by Chillingworth, Nancy
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21/08/2012 - Catchpole, Caroline (All except summary checked);


Re. Bates' safe arrival (in England); hopes Bates will write a Fauna of the Amazon valley; Alfred Russel Wallace's own plans for a similar work on the Malay Archipelago; hopes for exchange of duplicate specimens; paper on principles of Geographical distribution in the archipelago sent to the Linnean Society.

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Marchant, James. (1916). I. Early letters (1854-62). 45-88. In: Marchant, James. Alfred Russel Wallace Letters and Reminiscences, Vol. 1. Cassell and Company, Ltd, London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne. i-xi, 1-320. [p. 72]

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ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate
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