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Record number: WCP3782

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Lester Frank Ward
17 July 1888

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, [Nutwood Cottage, Frith Hill, Godalming] to Lester Frank Ward 1464 Rhode Island Avenue, Washington D.C., USA on 17 July 1888.

Record created:
02 February 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP3782.3696)

A postcard handwritten by author in English and signed by author.

Held by:
John Hay Library, Brown University
Finding number:
Ms. 90.23, Series I, Subseries E
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Thanks for plants of Clitoria [1 word illeg.] which however arrived very like herbarium specimens, and I am doubtful if they will recover. It is useless sending herbaceous plants without damp sphagnum round the roots. When the flowering season is over perhaps you can get me a few ripe seeds of the Clitoria which would be sure to grow.

Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

July 17, 18882


1. Postcard is addressed to Prof Lester F. Ward (1841-1913), botanist and sociologist.

2. Date has been written in another hand.

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