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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Transcription date: February 8, 2013
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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]
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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