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Record number: WCP4787

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
James Edmund Harting
21 January 1899

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to James Edmund Harting [none given] on 21 January 1899.

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18 October 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP4787.5167)

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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Parkstone, Dorset.

Jan[uar]y 21st. 1899

Dear Mr. Harting1

I send you herewith what is considered the best photo[graph]. of myself in recent years (1895) – also two quite recent ones of which choose one & return me the other. I rather like the reading one best, but most people like the writing one which is a pleasanter expression.

With best wishes | Believe me | Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]


1. James Edmund Fotheringham Harting (1841-1928). English ornithologist and naturalist.

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