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Record number: WCP4893

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Henry James Slack
15 October 

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, 76 ˝ Westbourne Grove, Bayswater, London to Henry James Slack [none given] on 15 October .

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19 November 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP4893.5293)

A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.

Held by:
Cornell University Library
Finding number:
Secured into front free flyleaf of the 1870 edition of Wallace's Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection: A Series of Essays
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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76½, Westbourne Grove

Bayswater. W.

Oct[ober]. 15th.

Dear Sir

I am now in town for a week at the above address, and should be glad to see you but hardly know if I can find time. Please let me know however what evenings you will be at home and I will try to come.

Saturday I think will most likely suit me.

[[2]] Will you be so good as to write down for me the names of the species of animals which you informed me had hooks[?] & specula imbedded in their substance & free, & which you thought served the purpose of making them uneatable by other animals. Please let me know also if any of these species are conspicuously [[3]] coloured.

Believe me | Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

H. J. Slack Esq.

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