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Record number: WCP5517

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
William Henry Edwards
18 June 1889

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, [none given] to William Henry Edwards [none given] on 18 June 1889.

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08 April 2014 by Benny, Ruth


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LETTER (WCP5517.6264)

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
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Dear Mr Edwards

I sent your letter (part of it) about the Highest Butterflies to "Nature". Your paper on the same subject is very interesting and convincing. I send the duplicate copy you were so good as to send me, to Mr. Poulton1 of Oxford, one of our most rising students of Entomology, and he will take the opportunity some day of investigating the subject. I hope you have received my new book -- Darwinism -- which I ordered the publisher to send you. I move next week to a new house in a milder & more sheltered locality and my address for the future will be --Parkstone, Dorsetshire.

Yours very faithfully | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

June 18th 1889


1. Professor Edwarrd Bagnall Poulton (1856-1943). British evolutionary biologist.

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