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Record number: WCP4728

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Matthew B. Slater
11 October 1906

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset to Matthew B. Slater [none given] on 11 October 1906.

Record created:
24 September 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP4728.5084)

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

Held by:
Greater Manchester County Record Office (with Manchester Archives)
Finding number:
Wallace-Slater Correspondence no. 20
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate
Record scrutiny:
26/06/2014 - Benny, Ruth;

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Broadstone, Wimborne

Oct[ob]er 11th. 1906

Dear Mr Slater2

I am very sorry that the lost journals cannot be found. As a last resort I am writing to Sir Clement Markham3 to ask if he knows anything of them. If not I will see if Macmillan will arrange for the materials we have to be published, on any reasonable terms. I will let you know the result.

Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

P.S. You sent me a list of Species' letters from his various correspondents.


1. "20" has been written, it appears to be by the author.

2. Slater, Matthew B. (1830-1914). Botanist.

3. Markham, Sir Clements Robert (1830-1916). English traveller, geographer, explorer, and writer.

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