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Record number: WCP4675

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Heinrich Ernst Karl Jordan
24 May 1909

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset to Heinrich Ernst Karl Jordan [none given] on 24 May 1909.

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23 August 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP4675.5003)

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

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM TR/1/1/30/557
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Old Orchard



May 24th 1909

Dear Mr. Jordan

Many thanks to Mr Rothschild & to yourseld for sending me the plates of New Guinea butterflies, & others.

I am very glad to see these fine things so well represented.

I am taking Seitz's Butterflies of the World1, but they come out rather slowly. What glorious things are Papilio Alexander[?] & P. supremus[?]2!

Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]


1. Frederick Joseph Adalbert Seitz (1860-1938), German entomolgist and specialist in lepidoptera.

2. Types of butterflies

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