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Record number: WCP698

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Frederick R. ("Fred") Birch
15 September 

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, [?Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset] to Frederick R. ("Fred") Birch [none given] on 15 September .

Record created:
18 March 2011 by NHM


Thanks Birch for his letter and tells him not to trouble about the photo of a moraine as his book is at the printers, although he could use it in a second edition.

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LETTER (WCP698.870)

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

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM Catkey-418471
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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[MS burned]

Sept[embe]r. 18[MS burned]

My dear Fred Birch

Thanks for your very nice letter. Do not trouble about the photo of a moraine unless one comes in your way, as my book is now in the printers hand & it will be no use till a 2nd Edition.

Do not trouble to write out any detailed account of your tour for me, but you can send me any portion [[2]] [MS burned]2 that you think [MS burned] interest me, & I will return it.

I have not found a new house yet, & have been rather unwell but am getting better now.

Excuse brevity as I am busy.

Yours very sincerely | Alfred R.Wallace [signature]


1. This letter was damaged by fire and the top and right hand side of page 1 is missing.

2. The fire damage has destroyed the top and left hand side of the letter on page 2.

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