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Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Paul & Fritz Sarasin
6 March 1901

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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12 July 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP5375.6085)

A postcard handwritten by author in English and signed by author.

Held by:
Staatsarchiv Basel-Stadt
Finding number:
PA 212a T 2 X 86
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Parkstone, Dorset

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]

[[2]] 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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