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Record number: WCP4627

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
John Obadiah Westwood
10 January 

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, 5 Westbourne Grove Terrace, London, W. to John Obadiah Westwood [none given] on 10 January .

Record created:
26 July 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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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LETTER (WCP4627.4941)

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 312
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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5 Westbourne Grove Terrace W.

January 10th.

Dear Westwood

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 [[2]] 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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