Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace [none given] on 14 December 1892.
Writes about William's friendship with [Portheim] at Siemens; sister Violet; William's mother's query as to the fate of a medal.
A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Vongsachang, Hurnan
Transcription date: July 8, 2010
Scrutiny: 08/07/2011 - Chen, Eric; 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
Dec[ember]. 14th. 1892
My dear Will
If you will consider that I wrote under the impression that Portheim was a stranger to you till you met him at Seimens’ you will see that there is nothing unreasonable or suspicious in my letter. Both Max & Violet are astonished to hear he is an old friend of yours. Both thought from your letters that you had never spoken to him before.
Of course as you know him well, I am quite pleased that you should be with him [] to make any arrangements you like. I dare say Miss Chof -- will be satisfied with 2 weeks notice.
Put to the vote!
Ma wants particularly to know what they have done with the medal.
In haste, to save post | Your affectionate Papa | Alfred R. Wallace. [signature]
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