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Record number: WCP404

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Sent by:
John Wallace
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
18 November 1893

Sent by John Wallace, Stockton, California, USA to Alfred Russel Wallace, [Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset] on 18 November 1893.

Record created:
01 June 2002 by Lucas, Paula J.
Verified by:
06/07/2012 - Catchpole, Caroline (All except summary checked);


Re. acknowledgement on October 1 of Alfred Russel Wallace's letter dated September 15 reporting the death of their sister Fanny; work on connecting houses to a sewerage system emptying into the San Joaquin River, expense of board of health building requirements; general economic depression due to the Democratic administration; Alfred Russel Wallace's reaction in his letter of August 23 to John's views on the theories of the Earth's crust.

Record contains:

  • letter (1)

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LETTER (WCP404.404)

A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/3/87
Copyright owner:
©Wallace Family
Image credit:
©Trustees of The Natural History Museum
Record scrutiny:
06/07/2012 - Catchpole, Caroline;

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