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Record number: WCP712

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Frederick R. ("Fred") Birch
March ?1904

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

Record created:
18 March 2011 by NHM


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LETTER (WCP712.884)

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

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM Catkey-418527
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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March [MS burned]

My dear Fred

I send you now the bit of Darwin’s writing in case I forget it. The plisto.[?] has not come to han[MS burned] yet. I return Miss Linlen’s letter. I do not see that it wants any reply till you send some shells. If you do ever find shells fairly abundant there are lots of other collectors & the B.M. & you must collect a fair number of each in case of having any novelties among them. Surely you know th[at] [[2]] [MS burned] trouble you may have to get any species has nothing to do with its value. That depends solely on its rarity in England, not its rarity out in Guiana, & can only be known by experience.

As you have now only 10 days more, I hope all your arrangements are pretty nearly made.

Let me hear if you have any introductions to Jamaica. I do not think it worth while asking for a Col Office Letter to Trinidad.

Yours very Truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

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