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Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell
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30 December 1904

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Broadstone, Dorset, Wimborne to Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado on 30 December 1904.

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03 February 2014 by Benny, Ruth

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LETTER (WCP5501.6234)

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

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University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries
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ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Broadstone, Wimborne

Dec[cembe]r 30th 1904

Many thanks for the Calochortus1 bulbs you sent me which I planted yesterday, we having had nearly 2 weeks continous fog, almost all over England. Also for the 10 packets of Colorado seeds which I shall sow in the Spring. I see you have still a fine mountain country near you which you will be able to explore in the summer especially if you can get (or hire) a small "motor".

Having passed the shortest day we begin to look forward to the Spring! Wh[ich]. may be here some [2 words illeg.] escape a frost.

Do not trouble to send me any of your technical papers as I am overwhelmed with things which I have no time to read. Any thing about the flora however interests me.

Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

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1. Calochortus is a genus of plants that includes herbaceous, perennial and bulbous species.

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