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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: Hamburger, Esther
Transcription date: March 18, 2015
Scrutiny: 18/03/2015 - Benny, Ruth;
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Telephone 9208 9 Gerrard.
107 Piccadilly, W.
2 April. 1912.
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 [] 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].
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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