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

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.

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18 March 2011 by NHM


Looks forward to hearing about Birch's collecting in the northern hills of Trinidad.

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LETTER (WCP723.895)

A postcard handwritten by author in English and signed by author.

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Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM Catkey-418622
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Broadstone, Wim<borne>

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]

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