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Record number: WCP4634

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
William Weekes Fowler
16 May 1901

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to William Weekes Fowler [none given] on 16 May 1901.

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26 July 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


About List of Coleoptera of the British Isles Fowler had revised for Wallace about nine years earlier for Island Life. Is there sufficient material now for a more accurate list and if so does Fowler know of anyone other than himself as he would be too busy to undertake updating it. Wallace rather hopes there is not a sufficient amount of new facts to render alteration necessary it but his publishers have asked for corrections for a new issue.

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LETTER (WCP4634.4948)

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 319
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Parkstone, Dorset.

May 16th. 1901

Revd. Canon Fowler

Dear Sir

About nine years ago you were so good as to revise for me the List of Coleoptera supposed to be peculiar to the British Isles which appeared in my Island Life. I write to ask you if you think there are sufficient materials now, for a more accurate list, and if so whether there is any one besides yourself to whom I could apply, as I fear your occupations are too pressing [[2]] to undertake it yourself.

It would be rather a relief to me to hear that there is no sufficient amount of new facts to render any alteration needful, but of course I should like to make the list as accurate as possible if there is available material.

My publishers have asked me for corrections for a new issue as soon as I can let them have them.

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

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