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Record number: WCP812

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
George Albert Boulenger
11 July 1891

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Parkstone, Dorset, to George Albert Boulenger, [British Museum (Natural History), Cromwell Road, London, S.W.] on 11 July 1891.

Record created:
18 March 2011 by NHM


Asks for names of the genera of snakes, lizards and Batrachia which are peculiar to the Palaearctic region; and also the families or genera of batrachians peculiar to the Nearctic region.

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LETTER (WCP812.984)

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

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Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM DF235-1-1-803-1
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Parkstone, Dorset.

July 11th. 1891

G. A. Boulenger Esq.1

Dear Sir

Can you without much trouble give me the names of the genera of Snakes, Lizards and Batrachia which are peculiar (or very nearly so) to the Palæarctic Region? And also the families & genera of Batrachians peculiar to the Nearctic Region? If you can give me these at your earliest convenience you will much oblige

Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]


1. George Albert Boulenger (1858-1937), Belgian-British zoologist who worked at the Natural History Museum's Department of Zoology from 1880 to 1920.

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