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Record number: WCP799

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Edward Percival Wright
4 April 1882

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Nutwood Cottage, Frith Hill, Godalming to Edward Percival Wright [none given] on 4 April 1882.

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18 March 2011 by NHM


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LETTER (WCP799.971)

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

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM Catkey-395810
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Frith Hill, Godalming.

April 4th. 1882

My dear Wright

I sh[oul]d be very glad indeed of specimens of Spiranthes Romonzoviana [sic]1 as I have a nice[?] bit of bog prepared for Cypripediums Trilliums &c. I sh[oul]d also much like Pinguicula grandiflora, P. lusitanica and the yellow Saxifrages S. hirculus & S. hypnoides aizoides, Gentiana verna, or any other choice Irish plants. If Mr. Burbidge2 has sent off his basket before you can get me these, please send them by post. Should I ever come to Ireland again I shall hope to see your Garden, which with your opportunities will soon[?] be first-rate

Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]


1. Correct (modern?) spelling is Spiranthes Romanzoffiana.

2. Frederick W. Burbidge, curator of Trinity College Botanic Garden 1879 - 1905.

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