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.1
April 4th. 1887.
Dear Mr. Edwards2
I propose reaching you Friday morning next, leaving this[?] on Thursday morning by the Shenandoah valley Route in order to see something of the Alleghanis [sic] by daylight, & coming on at night from Washington Junction. I go on to Cincinnati Sunday & Monday.
As it close on 40 years since we met and I may have somewhat altered in personal appearance I enclose a carte. A note by return to say that you are at home (or a telegram) will much oblige.
Believe me | Yours very truly | Alfred R.Wallace -- [signature]
W. H. Edwards Esq3
1. There is a catalogue/reference number inscribed lightly in the top right-hand corner of the page. It reads "23".
2. Wallace's correspondent is William Henry Edwards (1822-1909). American entomologist .
3. There is a stamp at the bottom of the page. It reads: "West Virginia State Archives".
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