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Record number: WCP4203

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Henry Fairfield Osborn
16 June 1912

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset to Henry Fairfield Osborn [none given] on 16 June 1912.

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16 April 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP4203.4258)

A typical letter handwritten  in English and signed by author.

Held by:
American Museum of Natural History
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Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Old Orchard



June 16th 1912

Dear Dr Osborn,

I thank you very much for the complete and careful account of my scientific work and for the great honour you have done me in linking my name with those of Lyell, Darwin and Dalton.

Your article is by far the best account of my work and of the various influences which [[2]] determined its direction and the conclusion at which I have arrived.

I beg to assure you that I am much gratified by the generous appreciation of so competent a biologist as yourself

Believe me | Yours very sincerely | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

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