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Sent by:
Alexander Frederick Richmond ("Sandy") Wollaston
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
On:
2 April 1912

Sent by Alexander Frederick Richmond ("Sandy") Wollaston, Savile Club, 107 Piccadilly, W. to Alfred Russel Wallace [none given] on 2 April 1912.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna

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LETTER (WCP2503.2393)

A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.

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British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46438 f. 232
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Alexander Frederick Richmond ("Sandy") Wollaston Literary Estate.

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[[1]]1, 2,

Telephone 9208 9 Gerrard.

Savile Club,

107 Piccadilly, W.

2 April. 1912.

Sir,

The British Ornithologists' Union recently celebrated its Jubilee by sending a scientific expedition to Dutch New Guinea, and the Committee of the expedition fund invited me to write the official account of the expedition, of which I was a member. The account is now very nearly finished and will shortly be published in a book by Mssrs Smith. [1 word illeg.] & Co.

My reason for writing now to you is [[2]] to ask you if you will do me the honour of allowing me to inscribe this book to you as an Honorary Member of the B[ritish]. O[rni]th[ologists]. and as the pioneer of all the naturalists in New Guinea, to whom we all owe so great a debt.

Hoping you will be so kind as to agree to my suggestion

I remain | yours very truly | Alexander F. R. Wollaston3, 4[signature].

ENDNOTES

1. Accepted is written in the upper left hand corner.

2. 232 is written in the upper right hand corner.

3. Wollaston, Alexander "Sandy Frederick Richmond (1875-1930). British medical doctor, ornithologist, climber, botanist and explorer.

4. Below the signature is a stamp depicting a crown circled by the words British Museum.

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