Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Dorset to Arthur Smith Woodward [none given] on 18 April 1910.
Is preparing a volume on The World of Life. Asks permission to use some of the blocks and plates in Woodward?s guide books to Fossils Reptiles Amphibians + Fishes and to Elephants Recent + Fossil. PS was greatly interested in Woodward?s address to the BAAS the previous year.
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April 18th 1910
Dr. A. Smith Woodward Keeper of Geology, B. M.
I am preparing a volume on "The World of Life" treated from a somewhat novel point of view. I write to ask to ask you if I can have permission to use some of the blocks and plates in the your Guide Books, to "Fossil Reptile Amphibians and Amphibians Fishes, and to Elephants Recent & Fossil. Of the "Reptiles" [] I should like to have about 12 to 20 -- & of the Mammals ten perhaps a dozen.
I shall not want them for some months yet perhaps, but wish to know if I can have them, as otherwise I shall have to seek others that are suitable. My publishers are Messrs Chapman & Hall, who will apply for copies of the Plates if permission can be given to use them.
I apply to you because they are in your department, but if it necessary for me or my [] publishers to apply to the "Director" or to the "Trustees", I shall be obliged if you will inform me.
Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
P. S. I was greatly interested in your admirable address to the British Association lasy year.
A. R. W.
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