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Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
John Obadiah Westwood
On:
16 April 1871

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Holly House, Tanner Street, Barking to John Obadiah Westwood [none given] on 16 April 1871.

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26 July 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline

Summary

Lists remaining Coleoptera and prices. Writes that his collections have almost all averaged a species to 2 or 2 and a half specimens

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LETTER (WCP4633.4947)

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 318
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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[[1]]

Holly House, Barking, E.

April 16th. 1871

Dear Westwood

My remaining Coleoptera are given in the list on the other side, with the number of specimens roughly. -- My collections have almost all averaged, a species to about 2 or 21/2 specimens. I append the prices per. specimen put at about the same rate as I have hitherto received.

Yours very truly Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

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Mr Wallaces Coleoptera

Anthribidae.. about 1050 @ 1/-

Brenthidae..... 600 @ 1/-

Malacoderms -- 1000 @ 6d..

Scarabaeidae &

Geotrupidae..... 310 @ 8d..

Erotylidae..... 260 @ 8d..

Philhydridae.. 100 @ 3d.

Passalidae... 96 @ 4d.

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