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Record number: WCP4150

Sent by:
James Marchant
Sent to:
Karl Pearson
6 May 1915

Sent by James Marchant, 42 Great Russell Street, W.C. to Karl Pearson [none given] on 6 May 1915.

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27 March 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP4150.4171)

A typical letter typewritten  in English and signed by author.

Held by:
University College London Special Collections
Finding number:
Pearson 591, Box 171, folder 2 of 4
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the James Marchant Literary Estate.

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May 6th 1915.

Dear Prof[essor]. Pearson,

I am engaged upon editing the Life and Letters of of the late Dr. Alfred Russel Wallace and I understand from Mr. Wallace Junr.1 that you have probably some of Dr. Wallace's letters amongst Sir Francis Galton's papers which I understand are in your possession. Is that so? And if so, would you be so good as to lend them to me for a short time for us in the biography?

I came across a few of Sir Francis Galton's letters to Dr. Wallace the other day and I am putting them together and as soon as I have gone through the whole of the letters I shall be very happy to send them to you for your perusal.

With kind thanks for your response .

Believe me to be, | Yours faithfully | J. Marchant [signature]


1. Wallace, William Greenell (1871-1951). Alfred Russel Wallace's son.

2. Galton, Sir Francis (1822-1911). English progressive, polymath, psychologist, anthropologist, eugenicist, explorer and geographer.

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