Wallace Letters Online

Share this:

Record number: WCP1552

Sent by:
Charles Hildred Brodribb
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
29 December 1911

Sent by Charles Hildred Brodribb, [address not recorded] to Alfred Russel Wallace Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset on 29 December 1911.

Record created:
23 May 2011 by NHM


No summary available at this time.

Record notes

Record contains:

  • letter (1)
  • envelope (1)

View item:

LETTER (WCP1552.1331)

A typical letter  .

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP7/111/1
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Charles Hildred Brodribb Literary Estate.

Physical description

Transcription information




Printing House Square E.C:The Time 1785

December 29, 1911

Dr. Alfred Russel Wallace


Old Orchard



Dear Sir

The Editor of The Time's2 thanks you for your letter, which he is publishing. We have however not mentioned your name in connection with the Insurance Act3; but it appeared in a list of eminent men which was published in the Daily Mail4. We return the stamps.

I am dear sir | Yours faithfully | CHBrodribb [signature]



1. In the top right of the page the archival reference "[WP7/111/1]" is written.

1. A British daily national newspaper, first published in London in 1785

2. Presumably the National Insurance Act of 1911. An Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom.

3. Daily Mail. A British daily newspaper first published in 1896 by Lord Northcliffe.

4. At the bottom left of the page the archival reference "[old Ref WP4/2]" is written.

Please note that work on this transcript is not yet complete. Users are advised to study electronic image(s) of this document, if available.