A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Noriega, Melisa
Transcription date: July 11, 2013
Scrutiny: 11/07/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
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July 11th 1898
Abbott H. Thayer Esq.
Many thanks for your offer to show me your illustrations of protective colouration on shading. I was much interested in the original paper you sent me a year ago, and I shall be very glad of a visit from you whenever convenient. If you have not met him in London I am sure that my friend Prof. Poulton2 of Oxford and several other naturalists there would like to see your experiments, and you might [] perhaps go first to Oxford, & then come to me, -- or the reverse if more convenient. We shall be glad to give you a bed for a night, as you may not be able to get here till rather late in the day. If you let me know the train you come by I will meet you at the station which is close to my house.
Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
P.S. It may perhaps be more convenient for you to come here from London, as then you can travel by faster trains from Cornwall. ARW.
1. Abbott Handerson Thayer, American naturalist and artist, (1849 - 1921)
2. Sir Edward B. Poulton, biologist (1856 - 1943)
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