WCP6369

Letter (WCP6369.7365)

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MICHIGAN STATE COLLEGE

EAST LANCING

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE

THE BASIC COLLEGE

October 20, 1950

W. G. Wallace2 Esq.

61 East Avenue

Bournemouth,

Hants3,

England

Dear Sir:

I am preparing a volume of freshman readings in botany as a contribution to the general education movement in this country and I would very much like to use a portion of the writings of the late Alfred Russel Wallace. I am asking your kind permission to reprint a dozen pages or so from "Natural Selection and Tropical Nature"4 published in 1895, to give students an idea of the quality of his thinking.

Your kindness and cooperation would be greatly appreciated.

Very truly yours, | Irving W. Knobloch5 [signature]

Irving W. Knobloch, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

IWK:1c

[Note in pencil in recipient’s hand]

$20 asked

[Note in ink in recipient’s hand]

Wrote to Macmillan & Co.

Oct[ober] 26. 1950.

For reply P.T.O.

This is a typewritten letter, signed in ink. The words "Natural Selection &c" are handwritten in ink in the hand of the author in the centre of the page, below the date and above the address of the recipient. The page is numbered [WP16/1/25] in pencil in the top RH corner.
Wallace, William Greenell (1871-1951) Electrical engineer, second son and third child of ARW.
Hampshire.
Wallace, A. R. (1891) Natural selection and tropical nature; essays on descriptive and theoretical biology London & New York, Macmillan & Co. (Note: Consists mainly of a reprint of two volumes of essays: (1870) Contributions to the theory of natural selection and (1878) Tropical nature and other essays).
Knobloch, Irving William (1907-?) American botanist, Associate Professor of Biological Science at Michigan State College.

Please cite as “WCP6369,” in Beccaloni, G. W. (ed.), Ɛpsilon: The Alfred Russel Wallace Collection accessed on 23 October 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/wallace/letters/WCP6369