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Record number: WCP376

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Fanny & Thomas Sims
10 October 1861

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Mountains of Java Island, [Indonesia] to Fanny & Thomas Sims, [7 Conduit Street, Regent Street, London] on 10 October 1861.

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


Re. ascent of a volcano, vegetation at the peak similar to English weeds, tropical on the lower slopes; comparative beauty of English and tropical plants; Dutch collectors for Leyden Museum; letter (not present) to be taken to Stevens with instructions re. Alfred Russel Wallace's specimens.

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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. 85-87]

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ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate
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