Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne to Edmund Gilbert Baker [none given] on 9 October 1909.
His friend Rev E[dward] F[rancis] Linton has suggested me applying to you for a few figures ? numbers of the phanerogams in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden and Lapland) or in these countries separately, also in Denmark if available ? required for comparison with those of other European areas & also other parts of the world ? do not require latest estimates ? prefer numbers from books 30-40-50 years ago, or if the numbers are only to be had in very recent works I should be obliged if you would accompany them by a general indication of what amount per cent should be deducted to approximate the scale of species of Hooker or Bentham.
A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
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