Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Nutwood Cottage, Frith Hill, Godalming to John Thomas Gulick [none given] on 24 December 1887.
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Gulick, Addison. (1932). Evolutionist and Missionary, John Thomas Gulick: Portrayed Through Documents and Discussions. University of Chicago Press. 1-555. [p. 403]
Transcriber: Smith, Charles Hyde
Transcription date: February 6, 2013
Scrutiny: 08/02/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
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Alfred Russell Wallace to J. T. G.:
December 24, 1887
I sent your paper to the Linnean Society, as requested by you, . . . and it will now, I suppose, be referred to the Publication Committee. I am very much afraid they will not publish it on account of its very great length. . . . I must say I do not understand your paper, and find much in it with which I wholly disagree, and I cannot but think you could put your main points in much fewer words. It seems to me now so elaborate and hard to understand, and so purely speculative, that few persons will take the trouble to find out what you really mean. Excuse my plainness, but my opinion might not be that of others,--still, I wish to let you know what may happen. . . .
1. Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: Second of a pair of letters to John Thomas Gulick, sent fifteen years apart. These were printed on pages 235 and 403, respectively, of Addison Gulick's biography of his father, Evolutionist and Missionary John Thomas Gulick; Portrayed Through Documents and Discussions (1932).
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