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Record number: WCP771

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Charles Owen Waterhouse
29 July 1908

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset to Charles Owen Waterhouse [none given] on 29 July 1908.

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18 March 2011 by NHM


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LETTER (WCP771.943)

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

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM Catkey-418909
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Old Orchard,



July 29th. 1908

Dear Mr. Waterhouse1

The enclosed small Longicorns2 came out yesterday of the roots of an Orchid I received from Buenos Ayres, some months ago (a Brazilian species of Stanhopea3 I believe). Perhaps if you have them, you will kindly give me the name and native country if they are well known.

If common, do what you like with them, but I hope they may be worth keeping.

Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]


1. Charles Owen Waterhouse (19 June 1843 - 4 February 1917), English entomologist.

2. Long-horned beetles of the family Cerambycidae.

3. Genus Stanhopea insignis of the family Orchidaceae.

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