WCP6097

Letter (WCP6097.7049)

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UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ZOOLOGY

CAMBRIDGE

DOWNING STREET

CAMBRIDGE

2nd February 1950

Dear Mr Wallace,

The Bird of Paradise2 skins arrived in good order yesterday. They are nicely preserved and we are glad to be able to purchase them. I therefore enclose a cheque for £10 and would be glad if you would kindly sign and return the enclosed receipt form.

Your box will be returned to you in the course of the next few days.

Yours sincerely, | F R Parrington [signature]

Director

W. G. Wallace Esq[uire].,

61 East Avenue,

Bournemouth

Feb[ruary]. 4 Ack[knowledge]d. receipt of £10.3

The letter is typewritten. The page is numbered [WP16/4/6] in pencil in the top RH corner.

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During his eight-year expedition to the Malay Archipelago in 1854-1862, ARW observed five different species of birds of paradise, more than any other European at the time. The standardwing bird of paradise, identified by ARW in 1858 was named Semioptera wallacii in his honour.

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Annotation in ink, in the hand of the recipient across the bottom RH corner of the page.

Please cite as “WCP6097,” in Beccaloni, G. W. (ed.), Ɛpsilon: The Alfred Russel Wallace Collection accessed on 1 December 2023, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/wallace/letters/WCP6097