Lot #173
Alfred Wallace Autograph Letter Signed

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Estimate: $600+

Description

British naturalist, explorer, and biologist (1823-1913) best known for proposing a theory of natural selection which prompted Charles Darwin to publish his own. ALS signed “Alfred R. Wallace,” one page, 4.5 x 7, December 29, 1889. Handwritten letter to English botanist and taxonomist Maxwell T. Masters, in part: "I have obtained the catalogues you named & others, & I find that Mssr. Cutbrush have the largest collection of Gricas & will be able to supply me with a good assortment of species to try out of doors. I shall also try many other half-hardy plants but my space is limited." In fine condition, with scattered light foxing.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #618 - Ended October 13, 2021





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