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Record number: WCP707

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

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, [Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset] to Frederick R. ("Fred") Birch [none given] on  ?1904.

Record created:
18 March 2011 by NHM


Returns Birch's pen which he left behind when visiting, so that he may describe his trip to Oxford to Wallace.

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  • letter (1)

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LETTER (WCP707.879)

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

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM Catkey-418549
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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[MS burned]

[MS burned]

Dear Fred,

I send you your pen which you left behind you, in order that you may give me an account of your adventures in Oxfords, and the perils of its museums, Colleges, Halls, <Quad>rangles, [ink spill] flooded meadows, among which I hope you will not be as much lost as in the depths of the Guiana forests.

What a dismal day! | Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

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