Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Dorset to James Edmund Harting [none given] on 13 September 1911.
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Transcriber: Lester, Ahren
Transcription date: June 5, 2013
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Septr. 13th. Old Orchard,
Dear Mr. Harting1
I think the most likely place to find the information you want is in Buffon’s great work.
I remember many years ago looking over it, & being astonished at the mass of interesting and out-of-the-way facts as to the habits & life history of animals there given. But probably the Superintendent of the Zool[ogical]. Gardens could give you [] the information if you write to him.
I am fairly well but just now am suffering from Eczema & Rheumatism.
Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace. [signature]
1. James Edmund Fotheringham Harting (1841-1928). English ornithologist and naturalist. He was the editor of The Zoologist from 1877 to 1896. He was also a fellow of the Linnaen Society (and assistant secretary and librarian). He was considered an authority of British birds.
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