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Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Violet Isabel Wallace
16 March 1887

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Prospect House, Niagara Falls to Violet Isabel Wallace Nutwood Cottage, Frith Hill, Godalming on 16 March 1887.

Record created:
06 August 2011 by Beccaloni, George


Letter from Alfred Russel Wallace to his daughter Violet from Niagara Falls (Canada), 16 Mar 1887, describing the partly frozen falls and surrounding area; ferns entirely absent, probably taken by tourists, every rock and stump covered with (carved) names.

Record contains:

  • enclosure (1)
  • letter (1)
  • envelope (1)

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An enclosure handwritten in English.

Sketch map in black ink on paper approximately 14 cm x 15cm showing Prospect House, Horseshoe Fall, American Falls, Goat Island, Luna Island, Three Sisters (islands) bridges, rapids and points at which there is ice.

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/5/20(2)
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate
Image credit:
ŠTrustees of The Natural History Museum

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