A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
A photocopy of original MS
Pages with text: 1
Transcriber: Cooper, Rod
Transcription date: May 1, 2014
Scrutiny: 01/05/2014 - Benny, Ruth;
Signed off: no
The Hamilton, Washington D. C.
Jan[uar]y. 16th. 1887.
Dear Mr. Edwards1
I should much like to accept your kind invitation if I can make it in my way anywhere. But I am now waiting here till my agent can arrange dates of some lecture for me in Ohio & elsewhere.
I expected to have as much as I could do lecturing, but have now been more than a month idle. I saw young Denton at Boston who is doing some drawings & colouring for you.
I am greatly interested in the Prehistoric Archaeology on the Museums here.
Believe me | Yours very faithfully | Alfred R.Wallace -- [signature]
W. H. Edwards Esq2
1. Wallace's correspondent is William Henry Edwards (1822-1909). American entomologist .
2. There is a stamp at the bottom of the page. It reads: "West Virginia State Archives".
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