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Record number: WCP5501

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

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset, England to Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA 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]


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

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