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Record number: WCP5097

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
[ William Mitten ]
8 October 1901

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to [William Mitten] [none given] on 8 October 1901.

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22 February 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP5097.5593)

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

Held by:
The New York Botanical Garden
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Parkstone, Dorset.

Oct[obe]r. 8th. 1901

My dear Mitten1

Ananda2 has been again to Ceylon geologising, & has sent me a small lot of orchids from 5500 feet elevation. They are mostly dead, but I pulled off them a lot of bits of moss & some ferns, & though I suppose there is nothing new from Ceylon, there may be a few interesting pickings.

Hoping you are all well.

Yours very sincerely | Alfred R. Wallace. [signature]



1. William Mitten (1819-1900), father-in-law of Alfred Russel Wallace, or Flora Mitten, his mother-in-law.

2. Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy (1877-1947), Ceylonese philosopher, metaphysician and art historian.

3. This word is written underneath the signature in a hand other than Wallace's.

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