Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to Paul & Fritz Sarasin Spitalshaus, 22 Basel Switzerland on 6 March 1901.
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A postcard handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 2
part of text destroyed
Transcriber: Sloyan, Victoria
Transcription date: April 15, 2014
Signed off: no
March 6th. 1901
Dear Sir[missing text]1
[Missing text] sending me your fine monograp[h] [missing text]bes. Alas! I cannot read Germa[n] [missing text] [s]ure I should find the greatest interest in it. The maps are beautiful. I will some day [sic] ask some friend to read it and give me the essence. Celebes2 had a fascination for me beyond any other district I have ever visited, and I always look back upon it with pleasure & wonder.
Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
[] 3 Drs Sarasin4
Spitalstrann [Spitalstrasse?], 22
1. The postcard has a rectangle cut out of it from the top edge and some text is missing.
2. An island in Indonesia now called Sulawesi.
3. The reverse of the postcard comprises the address and a postmark.
4. Paul Benedict Sarasin (1856-1929) and Karl Friedrich "Fritz" Sarasin (1859-1942) were Swiss naturalists and second cousins who made a scientific expedition to Celebes (now Sulawesi).
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