A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Total Pages : 4
Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Cooper, Rod
Transcription date: April 17, 2014
Signed off: no
Dear Hugo Merlons
I am sorry that I cannot read or write German but a friend has translated your letter. I thanks you your kind congratulations and compliments[.] Also for the very beautiful volume of your travels through Java to the Moluccas and to the Ké and Aru Islands.
I see that Dobbo is now turned into a quite civilized [] town; but most of the other places seem not much changed.
Yours very faithfully | Alfred R. Wallace -- [signature]
1. There is inserted text pencilled in the left-hand margin towards the bottom of the page: "£10".
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