A typical letter .
An original MS
Transcriber: Hijikata, Shori
Transcription date: July 30, 2014
Scrutiny: 30/07/2014 - Benny, Ruth;
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ST. MARY'S LODGE,
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 [] 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]
1. Wallace, Violet Isabel (1869-1945). Wallace's daughter.
2. Thomson, John Arthur (1861-1933). Scottish naturalist.
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