A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 1
Transcriber: Linden, Tess
Transcription date: August 20, 2013
Scrutiny: 20/08/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
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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