WCP6388

Letter (WCP6388.7385)

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MACMILLAN & CO., LTD.

ST MARTIN’S STREET,

LONDON, W.C.2.

PLEASE QUOTE TM/JO

27th October, 1950.

W. G. Wallace2, Esq[uire].,

61 East Avenue,

Bournemouth.

"Natural Selection &c."3

Dear Sir,

In reply to your letter of October 26th, we beg to say that the copyright of A. R. Wallace’s NATURAL SELECTION AND TROPICAL NATURE4 does not expire until 1963. At present the position is that any firm may reprint the whole book provided that they give you formal notification of their intention and pay you a royalty 10% on all copies sold. It is open to you to charge a suitable fee for any extracts from the book.

We doubt if the work is now copyright in the United States, and we suggest that you should reply to D[octo]r. Knobloch5 asking a fee of, say, twenty dollars, to cover the world rights.

We are | Yours faithfully, | Macmillan & Co. Ltd6. [handwritten]

The letter is typewritten. The page is numbered [WP16/1/44] in pencil in the top RH corner.
Wallace, William Greenell (1871-1951) Electrical engineer, second son and third child of ARW.
Handwritten heading.
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, professor of Biological Science at Michigan State College at the date of the letter.
London publishers, founded in1843.

Please cite as “WCP6388,” in Beccaloni, G. W. (ed.), Ɛpsilon: The Alfred Russel Wallace Collection accessed on 21 September 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/wallace/letters/WCP6388