Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, [Old Orchard, Broadstone, Dorset] to Frederick R. ("Fred") Birch [none given] on ?1904.
Returns Birch's pen which he left behind when visiting, so that he may describe his trip to Oxford to Wallace.
A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 1
part of text destroyed
Transcriber: Martinho, Antone
Transcription date: July 8, 2011
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
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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