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Record number: WCP4736

Sent by:
John Tyndall
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
9 February 1867

Sent by John Tyndall, [none given] to Alfred Russel Wallace, [9 St Mark's Crescent, Regent's Park, London, N.W.] on 9 February 1867.

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25 September 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP4736.5092)

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

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American Philosophical Society
Finding number:
Alfred Russel Wallace Collection Mss.B.W15a
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the John Tyndall Literary Estate.

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Reply to [note] 9th Feb 1867

My dear Wallace.

Could you & I work together at this question? Can the assessments & observations to which you refer be made by us two without the introduction of a third party?

Yours very truly | John Tyndall1 [signature]


1. John Tyndall (1820-1893). Physicist and mountaineer. He was Superintendent of the Royal Institution from the retirement of Michael Faraday in 1867 to his own retirement in 1887. He was also a member of Thomas Henry Huxley’s X Club founded in 1864.

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