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Record number: WCP5269

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
George Norman Douglas
March 1895

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to George Norman Douglas British Embassy, St Petersburg, Russia on March 1895.

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22 April 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP5269.5810)

A postcard handwritten by author in English and signed by author.

Held by:
UCLA Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Finding number:
Norman Douglas Papers. Collection Number 111; Box 2: Scientific Correspondence 1889 - 1901
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Dear Sir1

I have read your paper on Sexual Selection with much interest. The first more speculative part would I fear have no weight with those who follow Darwin in this matter; but the latter portion, dealing with the colours of the lizards of the Italian islands is very interesting and is a valuable contribution to the discussion. It would be worth printing in "Nature" or in some other Nat.[ural] Hist.[ory] periodical. I send you copies of two articles on another branch of Darwinism that you may not possibly have seen. I have returned the MSS as desired.

Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]


1. Norman Douglas (1868-1952), Austrian-born British writer, novelist and diplomat.

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