Alfred Russel Wallace : Alfred Wallace : A. R. Wallace :
Russel Wallace : Alfred Russell Wallace (sic)

Reply to the Citizens of Stockton, California
S397b: 1887)

Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: Wallace's reply to the good people of Stockton, California, who publicly invited him to deliver a "course" of lectures (two were eventually organized, for 1 and 3 June). This appeared in the form of an ad on page 2 of The Mail (Stockton) issue of 31 May 1887. To link directly to this page, connect with:


    To Alfred R. Wallace, LL.D.--Sir: We, the undersigned citizens of the city of Stockton, request you to deliver a course of lectures in this city, at your convenience:

Thomas Y. Read, A. T. Hudson, H. H. Hewlett, Fred. M. West, J. G. Swinnerton, A. L. Levinsky, C. W. Yolland, H. G. Boisseller, G. S. Ladd, A. Clark, M.D., Thomas Phillips, M.D., George Goodell, J. D. Young, M.D., S. P. Crawford, M.D., T. V. Goodspeed, M.D., William Woolsey, V. A. Pritchard, W. B. Austin, Sewell Gower, J. K. Doak, E. R. Hedges, A. Leitch, L. M. Cutting & Son, James T. Mills, Robert K. Reid, M.D., Ansel Smith, M. H. Orr, R. B. Parker, J. M. Welsh, Smith & Wright, H. O. Southworth, Charles Haas, N. M. Orr, R. E. Wilhoit, G. C. Hyatt, James A. Louttit, J. C. Gage, A. Wolf, William P. Miller, W. B. West, Henry Adams, A. Easton, I. D. Hamilton, H. W. Cowell, W. T. Jones, E. L. Colnon, B. F. Bagley.


San Francisco, May 24, 1887.

    To Messrs. T. Y. Read, A. T. Hudson, H. H. Hewlett, W. B. West, W. P. Miller, J. G. Swinnerton, and others, citizens of Stockton, Cal.--Gentlemen: I beg to thank you for the cordial invitation you have given me to lecture in your city, and, in reply, shall be happy to avail myself of the opportunity at any time and place you may select from May 31st to June 4th. I remain, gentlemen, yours very faithfully.


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