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A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Total Pages : 4
Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Cooper, Rod
Transcription date: January 30, 2013
Scrutiny: 30/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
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5, Westbourne Grove Terrace, W.
Thursday Oct[tober]. 22nd1.
My friend Dr Sclater3 tells me that you can probably furnish me with specimens of the sternum of some of the species of American Ant-thrushes (Formicariidæ.)3 I shall be most happy to give you in return sterna of genera from the Moluccas & New Guinea of which I have many duplicates, & the same for any other of [] sterna of American families of birds.
I require the above-mentioned sternum as soon as possible to enable me to complete a paper I am now writing for the "Ibis"5, I should therefore be much obliged if you could send it me by post.
I remain | Yours very truly Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
J. C. Eyton Esq.
1. Wallace omits to refer to the year in which he wrote this letter. However, he was resident at Westbourne Grove from 1862 to 1865.
2. Wallace is addressing Thomas Campbell Eyton (1809 - 1880). English naturalist, and friend and correspondent of Charles Darwin.
3. Philip Lutley Sclater (1829 - 1913). English lawyer, zoologist and expert ornithologist.
4. A family of smallish passerine birds of subtropical and tropical Central and South America.
5. A journal published since 1859, by the British Ornithological Union.
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