Sent by Thomas George Baring, India Office, London to Alfred Russel Wallace, [5 Westbourne Grove Terrace, London, W] on 27 February 1863.
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A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Total Pages : 2
Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Shapland, Lesley
Transcription date: October 26, 2012
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
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1It is requested that any further communication on this subject may be addressed to
The Under Secretary of State for India,
India Office, S.W.
27th February 1863.
I am directed by the Secretary of State for India in Council, to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 12th Instant, requesting the gift of some of the duplicate specimens of unmounted bird-skins contained in the India Museum, and to acquaint you in reply, that on putting yourself into communication with Dr. Forbes Watson2, at the India Museum, Fife House, you will be furnished with such duplicates as can be spared.
I am, Sir, | Your obedient servant, | T Baring3 [signature]
A.R. Wallace Esq.[uire]
1. Printed text, which appears in a printed box to the left of the sender's address.
2. John Forbes Watson (1827-1892)
3. Thomas George Baring, 1st Earl of Northbrook (1826-1904)
4. The initials I.M. (presumably for India Museum) appear to the left of Baring's signature, in a different hand.
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