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Sent by:
John Arthur Thomson
Sent to:
Violet Isabel Wallace
On:
9 August 1931

Sent by John Arthur Thomson, St. Mary Lodge, Limpsfield, Surrey to Violet Isabel Wallace [address not recorded] on 9 August 1931.

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23 May 2011 by NHM

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LETTER (WCP1540.1319)

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Natural History Museum
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NHM WP1/9/43
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Copyright of the John Arthur Thomson Literary Estate.

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[[1]]

ST. MARY'S LODGE,

LIMPSFIELD,

SURREY.

TEL. OXTED 557.

9th August 1931

Dear Miss Wallace1,

When I got home from some lectures in Oxford I was delighted to find your generous gift. It was a very kind though on your part and I thank you most heartily. I know the book, of course, but [[2]] I did not possess it till now, and I shall cherish it for your sake as well as for his.

I had the good fortune to meet Dr Wallace twice, and I was very proud that he had patience with me. He continued this kindness in some letters. I hold him in high reverence.

Pray accept my thanks and our kindest regards.

Yours sincerely | J. Arthur Thomson [signature]

ENDNOTES

1. Wallace, Violet Isabel (1869-1945). Wallace's daughter.

2. Thomson, John Arthur (1861-1933). Scottish naturalist.

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