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Sent by:
Michael Foster
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
On:
6 November 1890

Sent by Michael Foster, The Royal Society, Burlington House, London to Alfred Russel Wallace, [Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset] on 6 November 1890.

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01 June 2002 by Lucas, Paula J.

Summary

Re. award to Wallace of the Society's Darwin Medal for his independent origination of the theory of the origin of species by natural selection.

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LETTER (WCP575.575)

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

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Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/8/104
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Michael Foster Literary Estate.

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[[1]]

THE ROYAL SOCIETY

BURLINGTON HOUSE, LONDON, W

Nov. 6, 1890.

Sir,

I have the pleasure to inform you that the President and Council of the Royal Society have awarded to you the Darwin Medal for your Independent Origination of the Theory of the Origin of Species by Natural Selection.

It is hoped that1 [[2]] you may be able to attend the Anniversary meeting of the Society (Dec. 1st at 4p.m.) to receive the Medal in person.

I am, | Your faithful servant, | M. Foster [signature]

Sec.[retary] R.[oyal] S.[ociety]

ENDNOTES

1. "Alfred Russel Wallace, Esq" is written in the bottom left hand corner of page 1.

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