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Record number: WCP4900

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
John H. Chamberlain
16 December 1867

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, 9 St Mark's Crescent, Regent's Park, London, N.W. to John H. Chamberlain [none given] on 16 December 1867.

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29 November 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


Lists an offering of possible lecture topics, including one title "A philosophy of birds' nests" and includes a fee schedule for each talk.

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LETTER (WCP4900.5299)

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

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Richard Milner
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ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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9 St. Marks Crescent

Regent’s Park

London N.W.

Dec. 16th 1867

John H. Chamberlain Esq.

Dear Sir

I shall be very glad to deliver two lectures at your Institute any time in March or early in April.

"Animal Life in the Tropics", will do for one. The other may be either "The Races of Man in the Malay Archipelago", -- or "The Philosophy of Birds’ nests and the Colours of Birds."

[[2]] My terms are, Ten guineas each lecture, with my expenses.

Please address your reply to Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, where I shall be after tomorrow for some time.

Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

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