Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, 5 Westbourne Grove Terrace, London, W to John Obadiah Westwood [none given] on 10 January .
Has received proofs of four plates of Papilios. Encloses a tracing of specimens for fig. 4 (P. telephus) and fig.5 P. miletus and P. jason. Wants more contrast shown.
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Transcriber: Lord, Annette
Transcription date: July 26, 2012
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
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5 Westbourne Grove Terrace W.
I have just received proofs of the last four plates of Papilios. They all appear to me very nice, except the plate of outlines, which I do not think accurately represents the differences between the species compared.
I enclose a tracing from my specimens, of some of them; P[apilio] telephus (fig.4) and P[apilio] miletus & P[apilio] jason (fig.5) which I should be obliged if you could alter [] a little, so as to show the contrast of the forms, which strike the eye very much in the specimens.
Wishing yourself & Mrs Westwood all the Comp[liment]s of the Season
Believe me Yours very truly, Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
J.O. Westwood Esq.
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