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Record number: WCP813

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
George Albert Boulenger
28 August 1891

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Parkstone, Dorset, to George Albert Boulenger, [British Museum (Natural History), Cromwell Road, London, S.W.] on 28 August 1891.

Record created:
18 March 2011 by NHM


Asks for correct numbers to be inserted into passage on Palaearctic genera - printers are waiting for the sheet. [passage missing].

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LETTER (WCP813.985)

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

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM DF235-1-1-803-2
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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August 28th. 1891.

G.A. Boulenger Esq.1

Dear Sir

If you are now at the Museum can you kindly send me the correct numbers to insert in the passage overleaf as peculiar Palæarctic genera.

Exact accuracy is not necessary & genera which just enter other regions with one op. may be considered peculiar. The printers are waiting for the [[2]] sheet, so I shall be glad if you can give me the approximate corrections at once.

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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