Sent by Robert Gordon Latham, 96 Disraeli Road, Putney, S.W. to Alfred Russel Wallace, [Holly House, Tanner Street, Barking] on 23 September 1871.
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Transcriber: Lester, Ahren
Transcription date: May 13, 2013
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96 Disraeli Road
Sept 23. 71
Dear Mr. Wallace
A MS for Academy (you to do the best you can for it) should reach you with this.
Read it yourself-- as it is part of a Zoological subject.
But send a single line in a card to say whether the paper has reached you-- as I fear I directed it
having a correspondent of that name.
Ever yours | R[obert]. G[ordon]. Latham1 [signature]
Say, too, whether the note on “[prolific] [men]” appeared in Nature.
1. Robert Gordon Latham (1812-1888). English ethnologist and philologist. He was professor of English Language and Literature at University College London from 1839-45. At the same time he developed a medical career (receiving his MD from Cambridge University in 1844). He was elected FRS in 1848. In 1863 he received a Civil List pension of £100. In 1866-70 he produced a new edition of Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary
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