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Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Edvard Alexander Westermarck
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13 April 1891

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to Edvard Alexander Westermarck [none given] on 13 April 1891.

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06 February 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline

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Wikman, Karl Robert Villehad. (1940). Letters From Edward B. Tylor and Alfred Russel Wallace to Edward Westermarck; Ed. With Introductory Remarks Concerning the Publication of The History of Human Marriage. Abo. 1-22. [p. 18]

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[[1]]1 [p. 18]

April 13th. 1891.

Dear Mr Westermarck

I think your Chapter on Sexual Selection will do very well now. I have given a few pencil notes of modifications which will I think be clearer and more accurate.

I like your discussion of the origin of universal repugnance to incest very much, and I think you have solved the problem.

Yours very truly

Alfred R. Wallace.

ENDNOTES

1. Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: Eighth of fourteen letters from Wallace to Edward Westermarck, concerning the writing of the latter's The History of Human Marriage. These were included in the article "Letters From Edward B. Tylor and Alfred Russel Wallace to Edward Westermarck; Ed. With Introductory Remarks Concerning the Publication of The History of Human Marriage" by K. Rob. V. Wikman that appeared in 1940 as Acta Academiae Aboensis Humaniora XIII.7. The Wallace letters make up the second half of the work. Note that there are several apparent minor editing errors in the source material that I have not bothered to correct.

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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/S712.htm

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