Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, 5 Westbourne Grove Terrace, London, W to John Obadiah Westwood [none given] on 16 February 1865.
Is drawing up a reference table to the plates illustrating his paper. Wants to check the references to Plate 8. Asks for return of his specimens.
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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.
Feb. 16th. 1865
I am now drawing up the reference table to the plates illustrating my paper. Will you be so good as to let me know if the following is the right reference to the insects figured in Plate 8.
Fig.1 Papilio Gigon & P[apilio] demolion.
2 [ditto] macedon -- peranthus.
3 [ditto] androcles -- antiphates.
4 [ditto] telephus -- jason.
5 [ditto] miletus -- sarpedon.
6 [ditto] agamemnon. var. agamemnon. var.
I only ask because it is [] impossible to recognise insects by the outline of the fore wings only, & the order of some of them may possibly have been changed.
When can you let me have my specimens back? I suppose you have finished with them now.
Hoping you are quite well this severe weather[.]
Believe me Yours very sincerely, Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
J.O. Westwood Esq.
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