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Record number: WCP4664

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Francis Galton
15 December 1868

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, 9 St Mark's Crescent, Regent's Park, London, N.W. to Francis Galton [none given] on 15 December 1868.

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14 August 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP4664.4981)

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

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American Philosophical Society
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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9, St Mark’s Crescent

Regent’s Park N.W.

Dec[embe]r. 15th. 1868

My dear Sir1

I shall be happy to accept the office of Examiner which the Council of the Royal Geographical Society have done me the honour to offer me.

Of course it is the Physical Geog[raphy]. papers that I shall undertake.

I am sorry that a dinner arrangement on Friday prevents me from accepting your kind invitation, [[2]] but I shall be happy to meet you any other day you like to name.

I remain Dear Sir | Very truly yours | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

Francis Galton Esq.


1. ARW is addressing Francis Galton (1822 - 1911). English polymath, cousin of Charles Darwin and pioneer of eugenics.

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