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Record number: WCP4816

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
James Edmund Harting
13 September 1911

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset to James Edmund Harting [none given] on 13 September 1911.

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26 October 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP4816.5211)

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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Septr. 13th. Old Orchard,

1911 Broadstone,


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 [[2]] 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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