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Record number: WCP5271

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
J. A. Harvie-Brown
6 December 1876

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Rose Hill, Dorking to J. A. Harvie-Brown [none given] on 6 December 1876.

Record created:
22 April 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP5271.5812)

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

Held by:
National Museums Scotland
Finding number:
HB 45/789, Harvie Brown collection
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Rosehill, Dorking.

Dec[embe]r. 6th. 1876

Dear Sir

You evidently know far more of your special subject than I, or perhaps any one[sic] else can tell you.

The only person likely to be able to give you information is Mr H. E Dresser1, who knows the country, language, & birds & if you write to him I have no doubt he will tell you something. You may also find much information in the Parts of his "Birds of Europe" already published.

Believe me | Yours very faithfully | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

J. A. Harvie Brown Esq.2

I return your letter in case you may like to send it to Mr. Dresser.

Zoological Soc[iety]. 11. Hannover Sq[uare]. will find him.3


1. Henry Eeles Dresser (1838-1915), English businessman and ornithologist

2. John Alexander Harvie-Brown (1844-1916) Scottish ornithologist

3. Written up the left had margin of the page.

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