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Record number: WCP723

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

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset to Frederick R. ("Fred") Birch Carris Place, Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad, [Trinidad & Tobago], West Indies on 11 October 1904.

Record created:
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.

Held by:
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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