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Record number: WCP5359

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Othniel Charles Marsh
4 September 1880

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Pen-y-bryn, St Peter's Road, Croydon to Othniel Charles Marsh [none given] on 4 September 1880.

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26 June 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP5359.6033)

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

Held by:
Manuscript and Archives, Yale University Library
Finding number:
Othniel Charles Marsh Papers, Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library, series I, general correspondence, f. 17704
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Pen-y-bryn, St Peter’s Road


Sept[embe]r 4th. 1880

My dear Professor Marsh

Many thanks for your kindness in sending me a copy of your splendid work on the Extinct Toothed Birds. The beauty of the getting up of the volume is well suited to the extreme case and elaboration of your scientific work. It is a book of immense value and interest. But if you continue publishing on this grand scale life will not be long enough to make known half your wonderful discoveries!

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

Prof. O. C. Marsh

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