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Record number: WCP4632

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
John Obadiah Westwood
18 October 1870

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Holly House, Tanner Street, Barking, E. to John Obadiah Westwood [none given] on 18 October 1870.

Record created:
26 July 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


Asks for information about Mr Halliday additional to what is mentioned in Ent. Month. Mag No.76 for his Presidential Address and list of important works with Westwood's opinion on which are most important and have not been superseded.

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LETTER (WCP4632.4946)

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 317
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Holly House, Barking, E.

Oct. 18th. 1870

Dear Westwood

Will you oblige me by furnishing me at your convenience, with any thing you know of the late Mr Halliday1[sic] (additional to what is stated in Ent[omological] Month[ly] Mag[azine] No.76.) for my Pres[identia]l Address, and also a list of his more important works noting what you consider the most important, & what has not yet been superseded by later work.

Believe me Yours very faithfully Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

Prof[essor] Westwood.


1. Probably a reference to entomologist Alexander Henry Haliday (1806-1870).

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