Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, 5 Westbourne Grove Terrace, London, W to Charles Lyell [none given] on .
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A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
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Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Szentgyorgyi, Katherine
Transcription date: November 29, 2012
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
5 Westbourne Grove Terrace
My dear Sir
I have just received your kind note. I am engaged all day tomorrow, but will with much pleasure call on you on Thursday at one pm., & shall feel much honoured by making the acquaintance of one whose works I have so long admired.
The few objections that have occurred to me while reading 1 [] Mr. Darwin2’s book have almost always vanished on more mature consideration; I shall therefore feel much interest in learning what are the more weighty difficulties that have occurred to you.
I remain | My dear Sir | Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
Sir Charles Lyell3
1. Text in unknown hand reads "47" at the bottom right of the page
2. Charles Robert Darwin (1809 - 1882), English naturalist
3. Sir Charles Lyell, 1st Baronet (1797 - 1875), British lawyer and geologist
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