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: January 17, 2013
Signed off: no
The Dell, Grays, Essex,
June 15th. 1873
Dear Sir Charles
I must apologise for having not written earlier to thank you for the new Edition of the "Anitquity2" It forms a very handsome volume & the number & importance of the additions & alterations are such as to convince every body[sic] that great care & much labour has been bestowed upon it.
I was very glad to hear from Miss Buckley that notwithstanding your great bereavement3 you [] were able to continue your literary work.
With best wishes | I remain| Yours very faithfully | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
I return by Parcels Delivery the volume of Leidy’s3 papers you were so good as to lend me.
1. The number "429" has been inscribed at the top, left-hand, corner of the page. It is not Wallace’s hand-writing.
2. Lyell’s Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man was first published in three volumes in 1863. A much-revised fourth edition was published in 1873.
3. Lyell’s wife, Mary, died in 1873.
4. Joseph Leidy (1823 - 1891). American palaeontologist.
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