Letter (WCP5407.6125)


44 Upper Albany St[reet].

Dec[embe]r. 21st. 1853

Dear Sir1

I have received the Redé (Portuguese: hammock (literally "net")), for which I am much obliged. I will send the book to Mr Gray’s2 to day [sic].

I forward you by this post a copy of my little book on the "Palms"3 which may perhaps interest you.

I remain | Yours very truly | Alfred R Wallace [signature]

J. P. G. Smith Esqr.

Presumably John Peter George Smith (1818-1909). British businessman and amateur astronomer.
Unidentified, but could this be Gray, George Robert (1808-1872). British zoologist and member of staff of the British Museum, related to Smith by marriage (Haines, C. M. C. 2004. Gray, George Robert (1808-1872), zoologist. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. <https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/11337>. [accessed 10 July 2018].)
Wallace, A. R. 1853. Palm Trees of the Amazon and Their Uses. London, UK: John van Voorst, published in October 1853.

Please cite as “WCP5407,” in Beccaloni, G. W. (ed.), Ɛpsilon: The Alfred Russel Wallace Collection accessed on 26 February 2024, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/wallace/letters/WCP5407