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Record number: WCP5279

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Charles William Beebe
12 August 1906

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset to Charles William Beebe [none given] on 12 August 1906.

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25 April 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP5279.5822)

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

Held by:
Princeton University Library - Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Finding number:
C0661 (William Beebe Papers), Box 22, Folder 1. Manuscripts Division. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. Princeton University Library
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Broadstone, Wimborne

August 12th. 1906

C. William Beebe Esq[uire].1

Dear Sir

Thanks for your letter & enclosure. I had read the extract you send me in a memoir of your book. I think in the "Daily News" & had been so much struck by it, that I cut it out and sent it to a young friend of mine who was then collecting in Trinidad. It is I think a new observation.

My conviction of the truth [[2]] of the protective colour form, & habit theory is, if possible, stronger than ever. Those who deny it are either ignorant or incapable of reasoning.

Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]


1. Beebe,Charles William (1877-1962). American naturalist, explorer and author.

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