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Record number: WCP4366

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Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Edward Bagnall Poulton
On:
28 May 1889

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Nutwood Cottage, Frith Hill, Godalming to Edward Bagnall Poulton Wykeham House, Banbury Road, Oxford on 28 May 1889.

Record created:
16 July 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline

Summary

About offer of DCL, which he has declined. "I have a profound distaste for all public ceremonials." Details about ill health, house move, and his work. Wishes to be left "in peaceful obscurity." Doesn't like crowds.

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  • letter (1)
  • envelope (1)

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LETTER (WCP4366.4603)

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

Held by:
Hope Entomological Library, Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Finding number:
ARW 19
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate
Image credit:
Hope Entomological Library, Oxford University Museum of Natural History

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