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Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Hugo Merlons
On:
17 January 1913

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Dorset to Hugo Merlons [none given] on 17 January 1913.

Record created:
26 October 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline

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LETTER (WCP4817.5212)

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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[[1]]

Jan[uar]y 17th,1913

Old Orchard,

Broadstone,

Wimborne.

Dear Hugo Merlons

Dear Sir

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 [[2]] town; but most of the other places seem not much changed.

Yours very faithfully | Alfred R. Wallace -- [signature]

ENDNOTES

1. There is inserted text pencilled in the left-hand margin towards the bottom of the page: "£10".

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