A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 1
Transcriber: Sloyan, Victoria
Transcription date: October 15, 2013
Scrutiny: 15/10/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
Dec[embe]r. 6th. 1876
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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