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Alfred Russel Wallace
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James Croll
2 December 1880

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Pen-y-bryn, St Peter's Road, Croydon to James Croll [none given] on 2 December 1880.

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04 February 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline


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Irons, James Campbell. (1896). Autobiographical Sketch of James Croll LL.D., F.R.S., etc. (with Memoir of His Life and Work). E. Stanford, London. [p. 361]

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[[1]]1 [p. 361]

Pen-y-bryn, St. Peter's Road, Croydon,

2nd December 1880.

James Croll, Esq.

My dear Sir,--I am very sorry to hear of your continued ill health, so far as regards mental work. I trust, however, that you may be spared the affliction of paralysis, and may soon quite recover. Personally I should much regret losing the benefit of your criticism of my theory of geological climate, which is really founded almost wholly on your own researches, and which so very few people seem able clearly to comprehend.--With best wishes, believe me, yours faithfully,

Alfred R. Wallace.


1. Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: Eighth of thirteen letters from Wallace to James Croll from the 1896 publication Autobiographical Sketch of James Croll LL.D., F.R.S., Etc. With Memoir of his Life and Work by James Campbell Irons, after Croll's death in 1890.


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