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Record number: WCP5514

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
William Henry Edwards
16 January 1887

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, The Hamilton Hotel, Washington D.C., USA to William Henry Edwards [none given] on 16 January 1887.

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08 April 2014 by Benny, Ruth


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LETTER (WCP5514.6261)

A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.

Held by:
West Virginia State Archives
Finding number:
William Henry Edwards Collection (MS 79-2), Correspondence 23, 309
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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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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