From Alfred Russel Wallace 7 February 1868
10, Duchess St. W.
Feb. 7th. 1868
I have to thank you for signing the Memorial as to the East London Museum,1—and also for your kindness in sending me a copy of your great book, which I have only just received.2 I shall take it down in the country with me next week, and enjoy every line at my leisure.
Allow me also to congratulate you on the splendid position obtained by your second son at Cambridge.3
You will perhaps be glad to hear that I have been for some time hammering away at my travels,—but I fear I shall make a mess of it.4 I shall leave most of the Natural History generalizations &c for another work, as if I wait to incorporate all I may wait for years.
Hoping you are quite well Believe me | Yours very faithfully | Alfred R. Wallace—
Thanks for Variation.
Reports work on his travel book [The Malay Archipelago (1869)].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5848,” accessed on 24 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5848