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Record number: WCP4739

Sent by:
Robert Gordon Latham
Sent to:
Henry Rider Haggard
23 September 1871

Sent by Robert Gordon Latham, 96 Disraeli Road, Putney, S.W. to Henry Rider Haggard, [Holly House, Tanner Street, Barking, E.] on 23 September 1871.

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25 September 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP4739.5095)

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

Held by:
American Philosophical Society
Finding number:
Alfred Russel Wallace Collection Mss.B.W15a
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Robert Gordon Latham Literary Estate.

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96 Disraeli Road

Putney. S.W.,

Sept 23. [18]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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