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Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Edvard Alexander Westermarck
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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21 February 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP5032.5581)

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

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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.

April 13th. 18911

Dear Mr. Westermarck2

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 & more accurate.

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

Yours very truly │ Alfred R. Wallace [signature]


1. The number 5122 has been written in pencil.

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

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