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Record number: WCP4646

Sent by:
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
14 December [?1872]

Sent by Charles Robert Darwin, Down House, Beckenham, Kent, S.E. to Alfred Russel Wallace, [The Dell, Grays, Essex] on 14 December [?1872].

Record created:
27 July 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline
Verified by:
02/01/2013 - Szentgyorgyi, Katherine (All except summary checked);


Darwin will be in London for a week and invites Wallace to lunch.

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LETTER (WCP4646.4962)

A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.

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Dittrick Medical History Center of Case Western Reserve University
Copyright owner:
William H. Darwin
Record scrutiny:
02/01/2013 - Szentgyorgyi, Katherine;

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Beckenham, Kent

Dec 12


My dear Wallace

We go today to "6. Queen Anne St.[reet] W." for one week. If you chance to be in London during this week, & have time to spare, will you come & lunch with us, at London.-- It w[ould]d be a great pleasure to see you.--

Ever yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin [signature]

P.S. I have had a deal of ill-health of late & had to put off starting for London.—


1. The year c.1874 has been added in pencil next to the date.

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