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Record number: WCP5217

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
13 February 1900

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to Ridley [none given] on 13 February 1900.

Record created:
22 March 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP5217.5742)

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

Held by:
State Library of South Australia
Finding number:
SLSA: PRG 1043/3/23
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Parkstone Dorset

Feb 3rd 1900

Dear Miss Ridley

I have been very busy or would have returned your papers sooner. I will certainly mention your fathers’ name as one of the original inventors of the Reaping Machine, but there were too many machines invented in England in the 20 years before your fathers some of which are said to have been very effective-- that without special research and the Patent Office in Washington, it [[2]] can’t be impossible to say whether the modern American Machines are the results of improvements of your fathers’ machines or on some of the English Machines.

Believe me | yours very truly | Alfred Wallace [signature]

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