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Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Annie Wallace (née Mitten)
22 April 1887

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Cincinnati, USA to Annie Wallace (née Mitten) Nutwood Cottage, Frith Hill, Godalming on 22 April 1887.

Record created:
06 August 2011 by Beccaloni, George


Describing the countryside around Cincinnati and the spring flowers in the woods, with botanical and common names; flower roots sent to Miss Jekyll; instructions to let the house (in England) for up to six months if possible; money earned from lectures, lectures scheduled in Bloomington Indiana, Sioux City Iowa and Kansas but no others so far; possibility of travelling to California if a lecture can be given in San Francisco; Diphtheria; enclosing press cuttings with instructions to keep any sent together as they may be useful material for a book; enclosing a Canadian stamp and a hunting story [press cutting] for Willie (neither present).; Press cutting headlined "Colors in Animals. Their uses clearly explained" reporting on Alfred Russel Wallace's lecture at Smith & Nixon's Hall, Cincinnati; annotated in Alfred Russel Wallace's hand "Cincinnati Enquirer Ap 23/87 A bad lamp! Which went out in the mid of the lecture!!!"; Press cutting from ?The Post" undated (c. Apr 1887) headlined ?Dr. Wallace. A scientist of world-wide reputation in Cincinnati" with brief details of Wallace, motioning his opinion of Henry George in relation to land monopoly and his forthcoming lecture at Smith & Nixon's Hall.

Record contains:

  • enclosure (2)
  • letter (1)
  • envelope (1)

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An enclosure  in English.

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/5/26(3)
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Literary Estate.
Image credit:
©Trustees of The Natural History Museum

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