A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 3
Transcriber: Anacootee, Emma
Transcription date: June 11, 2012
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
Feb[ruar]y. 26th. 1891
My dear Dr. Wright
I am preparing a new edition of my "Island Life" and I should like to give a pretty correct list of the flowering plants (species’ and varieties) which are found in Ireland but not in G[rea]t. Britain. I dare say you have, or can lay your hands on such a list, which is not very extensive. I gave one as near as I could at p.340 in my first edition, but I believe there are many alterations to be made owing to new discoveries both in Ireland and England.
I wonder whether you are now [] a deeper mystery behind. They mere physical problems of life may be rendered a little more intelligible but only to bring out into greater prominence the insoluble problem of consciousness & thought.
I shall be greatly obliged to you for any corrections or new facts as to the Seychelles, or in any other parts of the book island-world with which you may be familiar. I [] think however I have got the latest information as to most of the islands treated except Formosa and New Zealand. I shall also be glad of the notes on [1 word illeg.] plants as soon as convenient.
We have now been a week almost buried in snow,-- the crowning feature of this phenomenal winter. I shall not be in London before May-- as I never go except when obliged.
Yours very faithfully | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
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