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Record number: WCP5027

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Edvard Alexander Westermarck
11 December 1890

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to Edvard Alexander Westermarck [none given] on 11 December 1890.

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21 February 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP5027.5576)

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

Held by:
Åbo Akademi University Library
Finding number:
Manuscript collections, Westermarck, Edvard, vol XXXII
Copyright owner:
©A. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Parkstone, Dorset

Dec[ember] 11th 18901

Edv[ard] Westermark Esq.2

Dear Sir,

I return you the first proof of your book3 with only one or two verbal alterations or suggestions.

Yours truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]


1. Written under the date in an unidentified hand is the number "5117".

2. Westermarck, Edvard Alexander, (1862 - 1939). Finnish social anthropologist, philosopher, and sociologist.

3. Possible reference to his doctoral study The History of Human Marriage for which Westermark gained international acclaim. The book first appeared in 1891.

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