Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Dorset to Charles Owen Waterhouse [none given] on 23 November 1908.
Would like to have nearest available estimate of the total number of described, or known, Coleoptera ? or those in the Museum. Also from Mr Kirby or who now is in charge of Lepidoptera, approximate number of special in that order ? for lecture at the Royal Institution, hence approximation will be sufficient.
A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
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