Wallace Letters Online

Share this:

Record number: WCP5469

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Eugenius Warming
20 September 1910

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset to Eugenius Warming Copenhagen, Denmark on 20 September 1910.

Record created:
22 October 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline


No summary available at this time.

Record contains:

  • letter (1)

View item:

LETTER (WCP5469.6200)

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

Held by:
Dibner Library, Smithsonian Institution
Finding number:
MSS 001526 A
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

Physical description

Transcription information




Broadstone, Wimborne1

Sept[embe]r. 20th. 1910

Many thanks for the long and interesting paper you have sent me2 about the fires and underground plants of the Campos of Lagoa Santa.3 I have now just sent the Mss. of my book4 to the printer, & shall hope to be able to send you a copy before the end of the year.

Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature] [[2]]

Professor Eug. Warmnig [sic]




1. The item is a postcard. "204" and "63)" are written in [two?] unknown hand[s] on the top left corner.

2. Warming, Johannes Eugenius Bülow (1841 - 1924), known as Eugen Warming, Danish botanist.

3. Possibly a section of Warming, Eugen. (1892) Lagoa Santa: Et Bidrag til den biologiske Plantegeografi med en Fortegnelse over Lagoa Santas Hvirveldyr. Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskabs Skrifter - Naturvidenskabelig og Mathematisk Afdeling, 6. Rk. vol. 6 (3): 153-488, or its summary in French: (1893): Lagoa Santa – Étude de Geographie Botanique. Revue Générale de Botanique 5: 145-158, 209-233.

4. Wallace, Alfred Russel. 1910. The world of life: a manifestation of creative power, directive mind and ultimate purpose. London, Chapman & Hall, December 1910.

5. The card is postmarked "Broadstone | C | Sp 20 | 10" and bears two half-penny stamps.

Please note that work on this transcript is not yet complete. Users are advised to study electronic image(s) of this document, if available.