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Record number: WCP4743

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
14 April 1874

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, The Dell, Grays, Essex to Joseph Dalton Hooker, [Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew] on 14 April 1874.

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25 September 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP4743.5099)

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:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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The Dell, Grays, Essex.

April 14th. 1874

Dear Dr. Hooker1

The larva would be useless to me as I have no success of a flowering age.

I should think Stainton2 & Westwood3 would be more likely to be interested in them.

I wish you joy in the change of Government4 as I suppose the new people are some[?] to behave extra well. I wish they would let you abolish "bedding out" at Kew.

Yours very faithfully | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

Dr. J.D.Hooker


1. Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817 - 1911). Botanist, explorer, Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, and close friend and supporter of Charles Darwin.

2. Henry Tibbats Stainton (1822 - 1892). English entomologist.

3. Joseph Obadiah Westwood (1805 - 1893). English entomologist and archaeologist.

4. Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881) became Prime Minister for the second time following the General Election of February 1874.

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