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Sent by:
Francis Jeffrey Bell
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
On:
4 January 1913

Sent by Francis Jeffrey Bell, British Museum (Natural History), London to Alfred Russel Wallace [address not recorded] on 4 January 1913.

Record created:
01 June 2002 by Lucas, Paula J.

Summary

Congratulating Wallace on reaching his 90th birthday and on his achievements.

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LETTER (WCP486.486)

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Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/8/15
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Francis Jeffrey Bell Literary Estate.

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BRITISH MUSEUM (NATURAL HISTORY),

CROMWELL ROAD,

LONDON: S.W.

4 Jan[uary]. 1913.

Dear Mr Wallace

I must write to you on the eve on your ninetieth birthday to congratulate you on attaining so great an age, & to express the hope that you are spared the pains & infirmities [[2]] that so often appears [1 word illeg.] later years.

I do not think we have met given as suited[?] on [1 word illeg. life than, but I still have a living recollection of that & ! with kind regards | Sincerely yours | F. Jeffery Bell [signature]

ENDNOTES

1. Written at the top left of the page in an unidentified hand is "Answ[ere]d. P. C.".

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