Sent by Charles Robert Darwin, Down House, Beckenham, Kent, S.E. to Henry Walter Bates [none given] on [?1880].
Discusses the petition to get Wallace a civil pension.
A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Lester, Ahren
Transcription date: November 29, 2012
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
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.--
As I do not know L’s address I have not enclosed an envelope: would you write outside [] 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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