Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Dorset to Frederick R. ("Fred") Birch Carris Place, Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies on 11 October 1904.
Looks forward to hearing about Birch's collecting in the northern hills of Trinidad.
A postcard handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 2
part of text destroyed
Transcriber: Martinho, Antone
Transcription date: July 8, 2011
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
Oct[obe]r. 11th. 1904
I was glad to have your P. card last week. I shall be anxious to hear how your collecting goes on the northern hills. As there is about 50 miles length of them they may be richer than the [MS burned] The northern & southern slopes have probably somewhat diff[erent] climates. IF at all good for insects generally it would be a pity to leave them for an uncertain [MS burned] and loss of time. There must ba a good seas<on’s> work there. If you find a really good place with some inhabitants make it your hea<d> quarters, & have some trees cut. I am longi<ng> to hear what you decide & how you get on. I [MS burned] you a "Clarion" with a letter of mine in case you do <not> get it.
Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
Please note that work on this transcript is not yet complete. Users are advised to study electronic image(s) of this document, if available.