Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, The Dell, Grays, Essex to Joseph Dalton Hooker, [Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew] on 30 April 1873.
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Transcription date: February 8, 2013
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The Dell, Grays, Essex.
April 30th. 1873
Dear Dr. Hooker1
Many thanks for the seeds, which I have received today. Baron Mueller2 has written to say he has sent me some through you, and I see you have added some to them. I shall now have an "embarras des richesses", but I shall try and sow some of all of them & will let you know whether I have any success by this time next year.
What a wretched cold & dry April we have had.
Yours very faithfully | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
1. Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817 - 1911). Botanist, explorer, Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, and close friend and supporter of Charles Darwin.
2. Baron Sir Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von Mueller (1825 - 1896). German-Australian botanist, geographer and physician.
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