Sent by Frederick R. ("Fred") Birch, Theophilo Ottoni, Brazil to Alfred Russel Wallace Old Orchard, Broadstone, Dorset on 23 January 1910.
Re. receipt of Alfred Russel Wallace's December letters, acquaintance with A M Moss at the Lancs & Cheshire entomological society, Moss's collections and paintings; "The New Age"; asking for copies of "Intensive Agriculture".
A postcard handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Botelho, Alyssa
Transcription date: July 8, 2011
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
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Jan. 23. 10
Yours letters of the 1st & 16th of December we received last week. I am waiting until I hear definitely from Rio which I hope to do tomorrow before replying to them, so that I can tell you more surely what we shall do. I know A. M. Moss very well. He was a member of the Lanc. & Chesire Ent. Soc. for a year or two before I left home. I visited him at his diggings in Birkenhead & saw his collection & his paintings & spent a very pleasant time with him. Doesn’t he mention his precious acquaintance with me? I will explain about the Butlers in my next. I don’t know how it is I have always forgotten to do this hitherto. As no new ajes[?] have come I suppose you have stopped taking it.
It certainly is not worth 3 d.
Yours sincerely | Fred. Birch. [signature]
I sh[oul]d be very glad & thankful to you however if you will send me "Intensive Agriculture." published from the "Clarion" office price 3 d. It will be worth a score of N As to me, I think.
1. The sentence from "published" to "think" is written vertically in the left hand margin.
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