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Alfred Russel Wallace
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Samuel Birley ("Parallax") Rowbotham
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29 July 1873

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, The Dell, Grays, Essex to Samuel Birley ("Parallax") Rowbotham [none given] on 29 July 1873.

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06 February 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline

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Anon. (1873). The challange: its acceptance, trial, and postponement. The Zetetic and Anti-Theorist,: 41-47. [p. 43]

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[[1]]1 [p. 43]

The Dell, Grays, Essex,

July 29, 1873.

To "Parallax."

Sir,--Mr. C.'s address is "M. W. B. Coulcher, Esq., Surgeon, Downham." He will be engaged next week, being subpoened to the Norwich Assizes.

Yours truly,

ALFRED R. WALLACE.

ENDNOTES

1. Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: Some three years after the Bedford Canal "flat earth" experiment was carried out in 1870, it was proposed that the experiment be repeated, albeit with a certain difference of approach. Wallace was agreeable, but the arrangements became complicated and the effort bogged down. Related correspondence was published as part of a summary of the discussion in the August/September 1873 issue of The Zetetic and Anti-Theorist (a "cosmography" journal edited by one of the chief flat-earth proponents, known as "Parallax"). Some twenty-three letters were printed; following are Wallace's five contributions to the discussion, written over a period of about two weeks in July 1873.

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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/S228A.htm

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