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Record number: WCP374

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Henry Walter Bates
24 December 1860

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Ternate Island, Moluccas, [Indonesia] to Henry Walter Bates [none given] on 24 December 1860.

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


Re. Alfred Russel Wallace's admiration of Darwin's "Origin of species"; birds and mammals better indicators of zoological geography than insects; exchange of specimens with Bates; plans to return to England in about 18 months; imminent voyage to Timor.

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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. 72-73]

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ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate
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