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Record number: WCP4897

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Sent by:
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent to:
Henry Walter Bates
On:
 [?1880]

Sent by Charles Robert Darwin, Down House, Beckenham, Kent, S.E. to Henry Walter Bates [none given] on  [?1880].

Record created:
29 November 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline

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Discusses the petition to get Wallace a civil pension.

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LETTER (WCP4897.5296)

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

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Dittrick Medical History Center of Case Western Reserve University
Copyright owner:
William H. Darwin

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[[1]]

Private

Huxley thinks that the Presidents had better sign in a body, so that the memorial shall be sent to you afterwards for your signature with an envelope addressed to Sir J. Hooker, if you will forward it without delay.--

C.D. [signature]

As I do not know L’s address I have not enclosed an envelope: would you write outside [[2]] the envelope "To be forwarded if not at home"; for it is important that the memorial sh[oul]d reach Mr. Gladstone before Parliament meets. I have got the Duke of Argyll to write a private letter to Mr. G.[ladstone] in form of the [pension].

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