Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Holly House, Tanner Street, Barking to John Obadiah Westwood [none given] on 16 April 1871.
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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Transcriber: Lord, Annette
Transcription date: July 26, 2012
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Holly House, Barking, E.
April 16th. 1871
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]
Mr Wallace’s Coleoptera
Anthribidae.. about 1050 @ 1/-
Brenthidae..... 600 @ 1/-
Malacoderms -- 1000 @ 6d..
Geotrupidae..... 310 @ 8d..
Erotylidae..... 260 @ 8d..
Philhydridae.. 100 @ 3d.
Passalidae... 96 @ 4d.
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