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Record number: WCP5515

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
William Henry Edwards
4 April 1887

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, The Hamilton Hotel, Washington D.C., USA to William Henry Edwards [none given] on 4 April 1887.

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08 April 2014 by Benny, Ruth


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LETTER (WCP5515.6262)

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, 310
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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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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