Russel Wallace : Alfred Wallace : A. R. Wallace :
Russel Wallace : Alfred Russell Wallace (sic)
Letter to L. H. Pammel (S707b: 1926)
Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: The first chapter of L. H. Pammel's Prominent Men I Have Met
(1926) is devoted to his contacts with Wallace. Pammel met Wallace in April 1887 at
Washington University in St. Louis, where Pammel worked at the time. Wallace was on his way
through town, and was looking for William Trelease, who was elsewhere. Later Pammel opened
up a correspondence with Wallace, and in his book he reproduces a letter (dated 20 Nov. 1911)
from him on page 6. To link directly to this page, connect with:
Old Orchard, Broadstone, Dorset.
"Prof. L. H. Pammel.
Thanks for your kind letter of April, last. Since receiving it I have been suffering from
eczema and some other diseases, which has made me unable to cope with my ever growing
correspondence. I am afraid I have mislaid the paper on the Bog Flora of Iowa. I amuse myself
with growing plants, especially shrubs, Alpine and Bog plants. Perhaps you could get for me
Primulas from the Rock Mts. of P. Parryi, P. Rusbyi, or P. suffrutescens. To grow such plants is
now one of my chief pleasures.
Yours very truly,
Alfred R. Wallace.
Copyright: Alfred Russel Wallace Literary Estate.
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