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Record number: WCP5516

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

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Washington D.C., USA to William Henry Edwards [none given] on 6 April 1887.

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08 April 2014 by Benny, Ruth


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LETTER (WCP5516.6263)

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, 311
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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April 6th 1887

Dear Mr. Edwards

I have just found that I can pass throufh the Alleghany1 by daylight, and as I may not have another opportunity of doing so I wish to take advantage of it. I therefore leave today for Luray2. Tomorrow morning see the Cavern3, then afternoon on to Clifton Forge4 -- sleep there, & on by 7.am. train to Coalbury5 which I shall reach at 3 pm. instead of at 8 am.

As I may miss your letter here I must come on at the chance of finding you at home.

Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

W. H. Edwards Esq.


1. Alleghany County is a county located in the U. S. state of Virginia.

2. Luray is a town in Page County, Virginia, United States.

3. The Luray Caverns, originally called the Luray Cave is a large, celebrated commerical cave just west of Luray, Virigina, USA.

4. Clifton Forge is a town in Alleghany County, Virginia.

5. Coalbury is located in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States.

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