WCP6859

Author’s draft (WCP6859.7951)

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Feb[ruary]. 22 1951

The Secretary Linn[ean]. Soc[iety]2.

Dear Sir

In Jan[uary]. 1934 I presented the Linnean Soc[iety]. with a M[anu]S[cript]. diary of Richard Spruce3. I have just found another M[anu].S[cript]. of his on "The Acclimatisation of Europeans in Tropical America"[.] Please keep it if you think it suitable for your library or, if not, hand it on to some other Society to whom the subject is more appropriate. It is an interesting example good excellent illustration of Spruce’s interest in Human being[s] as was as [sic] in botany and. I also enclose a few letters written by my father to his father-in-law, W[illia]m. Mitten4 A[ssociate]. [of the] L[innean]. S[ociety].5 as they are mainly botanical they6have little personal interest to his family. Perhaps they you would like to add them to your collection of M[anu]S[cript].S.

This is a draft written in pencil from W. G. Wallace to the Secretary of the Linnean Society written on the blank second page of WCP6277 and finishing at the top of page 1 of that letter.
Society founded in 1788 for the study and dissemination of taxonomy and natural history, and named in honour of Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist.
Spruce, Richard (1817-1893) English botanist and explorer of the Amazon region. In 1849 he followed ARW and Henry Walter Bates to the Amazon Basin, collecting more than 30,000 plant specimens there and in the Andes during the next 14 years.
Mitten, William (1819-1906) English pharmaceutical chemist and authority on bryophytes (mosses and liverworts). His daughter Ann ("Annie"), married ARW in 1866.
A learned society founded in 1788 for the study and dissemination of taxonomy and natural history, named in honour of Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist.
The remainder of the draft is written in pencil across the top of the first page of WCP6227

Please cite as “WCP6859,” in Beccaloni, G. W. (ed.), Ɛpsilon: The Alfred Russel Wallace Collection accessed on 21 September 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/wallace/letters/WCP6859