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Sent by:
J. E. Wallace
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
17 February 1913

Sent by J. E. Wallace, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA to Alfred Russel Wallace Old Orchard, Broadstone, Dorset on 17 February 1913.

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18 July 2011 by Beccaloni, George


Replying to Alfred Russel Wallace's letter of Feb. 2, re. the possibility that the families might be related, giving details of his late father David Wallace and enclosing a photo of him.

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An enclosure handwritten in English.

Small sepia photo: portrait of an old bearded man seated on a chair on a lawn beside the wall of a house. He is smoking a pipe, and wearing waistcoat and watch-chain. The print is annotated on the back in two different hands: top: "David Wallace, Born Aug 14 1832 in England, Died, Dec 11. 1906 in La Crosse Wis. USA." and bottom "His son J. E. Wallace says the portrait of A. R.W. in the "Illus. Lond. News" Sep. 28, 1912, is a better portrait of his father than any he has!"

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Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/8/124(2)
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Literary Estate.

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David Wallace.

Born Aug. 14, 1832 in England[.] Died Dec. 11, 1906 in La Crosse Wis. U.S.A

His son J.E. Wallace says the portrait of A.R.W. in the "Ill. London News" Sep. 28, 1912, is a better portrait of his father than any he has!


[Sepia picture of David Wallace]

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