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Record number: WCP434

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Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace
16 January 1887

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, The Hamilton Hotel, Washington D.C., U.S.A. to William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace, [Nutwood Cottage, Frith Hill, Godalming] on 16 January 1887.

Record created:
01 June 2002 by Lucas, Paula J.


Re. newspaper reports of snow in England; snow in Washington, sleighs on the streets; stone artefacts from grave mounds displayed in American museums (ink sketch of five of these on p. 2 of letter); museum's orang-utan display; encloses some amusing cuttings (not present) from American papers; urges William to apply himself to carpentry lessons at school. 'William Greenell Wallace' is written on the back of the letter in Alfred Russel Wallace's hand.

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LETTER (WCP434.434)

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

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/5/15
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the A. R. Wallace Literary Estate
Image credit:
Trustees of The Natural History Museum

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