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Record number: WCP5470

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
[ William Strang ]
2 December 1908

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset to [William Strang] [none given] on 2 December 1908.

Record created:
22 October 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP5470.6201)

A typical letter 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

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Old Orchard,



Dec[embe]r. 2nd, 1908

Dear Sir2

We shall be very glad to see you on Thursday Dec[embe]r. 10th. to do your drawing and will give you a bed if you will put up with our very plain living accommodation.

My daughter has a few little girls to teach & we have always dined at 1 pm, & had a light supper at 7.30 to 8.0, but I dare say you can put up with that

Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]


1. There is a note in pencil at the top of the letter; “Naturalist (1823-1913)”.

2. The letter is addressed to William Strang (1859-1921), Scottish painter and engraver.

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