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Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
John Hampden
On:
25 January [1870]

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, 9 St Mark?s Crescent, Regent?s Park, NW to John Hampden [none given] on 25 January [1870].

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04 February 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline

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Hampden, John. (1870). Is Water Level Or Convex After All? The Bedford Canal Swindle Detected & Exposed, Etc. [With Reference to the Controversy Between John Hampden and Alfred Russel Wallace.].. Alfred Bull. 1-17. [p. 15]

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[[1]]1 [p. 15]

"9, St. Mark's Crescent, N.W.,

"January 25th,

"Dear Sir,--Your wish to have a second referee is quite reasonable, and I accede to it at once, only stipulating that he shall not be a personal acquaintance of your own, and shall be a man in some public position as Editor, Author, Engineer, &c.

"Foggy weather would render the experiment impossible. I should therefore wish that if they are prevented by weather, the time named by you may be extended a month.

"Yours very faithfully,

"ALFRED R. WALLACE."

ENDNOTES

1. Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: A set of eight letters from Wallace to flat-earther John Hampden, concerning the Bedford Canal experiment. Also included is their Memorandum of Agreement. These constituted the last several pages of a pamphlet by Hampden (?) entitled Is Water Level or Convex After All

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This transcript originates from Charles H. Smith’s The Alfred Russel Wallace Page website (http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/index1.htm): See http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/S179AA.htm

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