Letter (WCP4470.4778)


Pen-y-bryn, St Peter’s R[oa]d, Croydon.

August 8th. 1880

Dear Mr. Meldola

Thanks for giving me the opportunity of correcting what I said at Ilford. I have not been attending to that subject for some years, but I find that the carvings &c. belong to the Reindeer period considered to be between Paleolithic & Neolithic, — certainly more recent than the old Paleolithic gravels in which Sir Antonio says he got his carvings. The substance of my remark will therefore stand with but little alteration, which [2] I have sent to Mr Cole.

I am now rather busy, but fortunately have to go to London early this week, so I will make it Tuesday & have the pleasure of meeting you & your friend at 6 o’clock.

Yours very truly| Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

R. Meldola Esq.

Please cite as “WCP4470,” in Beccaloni, G. W. (ed.), Ɛpsilon: The Alfred Russel Wallace Collection accessed on 2 March 2024, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/wallace/letters/WCP4470