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Record number: WCP4628

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
John Obadiah Westwood
16 February 1865

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, 5 Westbourne Grove Terrace, London, W. to John Obadiah Westwood [none given] on 16 February 1865.

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26 July 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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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LETTER (WCP4628.4942)

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 313
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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5 Westbourne Grove Terrace W.

Feb. 16th. 1865

Dear Westwood

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 [[2]] 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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