Letter (WCP4139.4157)


Parkstone, Dorset.

May 28th. 1891

Dear Mr. Galton2

Many thanks for your paper. I am in the midst of Ex[aminatio]n. Papers, but when I have got through with them I shall read it,— & perhaps write a letter to "Nature3" on the genera & species question.

I enclose you my "recognition marks".—

Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

Francis Galton F.R.S.4

"A. Wallace" and "172/13c" are written near the top of the letter.
Francis Galton (1822-1911) was a cousin to Charles Darwin and known for being the first to apply statistical methods to help understand heredity.
"International weekly journal of science"
Fellow of the Royal Society.

Enclosure (WCP4139.6226)


[Fingerprints, possibly graphite on paper]

Alfred R Wallace [signature]

May 28th '91

Finger-prints of Alfred Russel Wallace

May 28th, 1891

Please cite as “WCP4139,” in Beccaloni, G. W. (ed.), Ɛpsilon: The Alfred Russel Wallace Collection accessed on 9 December 2022, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/wallace/letters/WCP4139