Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, [5 Westbourne Grove Terrace, London, W] to Charles Robert Darwin [none given] on .
No summary available at this time.
A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
A microfilm of original MS
Pages with text: 2
part of text currently missing
Transcriber: Darwin Correspondence Project website
Transcription date: July 2, 2012
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
I have only the 1st. Edition of the "Origin"-- I suppose the one you kindly sent to Singapore must have reached after I left & they did not think it worth while to return it. I should be much pleased to have the 3rd. Ed[itio]n.
I have never considered the Ostriches to have any real connection with Mammals, & should imagine1 [] difficult [3 words excised] of anomalous semiaquatic animals which should easily admit of modification into these three forms.--
I find myself very delicate & dread the winter, as I have been suffering here from inflamation of the pleura, & bad cough through a little exposure to night air.
I remain | My dear Mr Darwin | Yours very faithfully | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
C. Darwin Esq.
1. Page 2 has been torn in half meaning the letter does carry on from page 1 into page 2 fluidly.
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