Sent by A. Hamilton Rice, 34, Dover Street, W. to Annie Wallace (née Mitten) Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset on 7 November 1913.
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Transcriber: Buckingham, Amanda Belle
Transcription date: September 2, 2014
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34 Dover Street, W.
Nov[ember]. 7, 1913
Dear Mrs. Wallace,1
With the most profound regret I have just read of the death of Dr. Wallace and I want to offer you my deepest sympathy in your [] bereavement, an unfortunate loss to the world, for its most notable scientist and noble citizen has gone, the last and greatest of a group of scientist minds and great intellects.
I shall cherish all my life the memory of that most delightful afternoon and evening three years ago when I had the pleasure and privilege of going to see you both and the courtesy, kindness and hospitality your so graciously extended to me on that occasion.[]
I am now just returned from a two years hard journey in a part of South America Dr. Wallace knew so well and I was looking forward to seeing him again, for sure he was an inspiration and a guide to an extent and value beyond what any words are capable of expressing.
Very sincerely y[ou]rs | Hamilton Rice2 [signature]
1. Wallace, Annie (née Mitten) (1846-1914); the wife of Alfred Russel Wallace.
2. Rice, Jr., Alexander H. (1875-1956); geographer.
REFERENCES IN ENDNOTES:
Beccaloni, George (2009). Wallace's Genealogy. <http://wallacefund.info/wallaces-genealogy> [accessed 2 July 2014]
Cyclopaedia (2013). Alexander H. Rice, Jr. <http://www.cyclopaedia.info/wiki/Alexander-H.-Rice,-Jr.> [accessed 2 July 2014]
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