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Record number: WCP2504

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

Sent by Alexander Frederick Richmond ("Sandy") Wollaston, Savile Club, 107 Piccadilly, W. to Alfred Russel Wallace [none given] on 8 April 1912.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


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LETTER (WCP2504.2394)

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

Held by:
British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46438 ff. 233-234
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Alexander Frederick Richmond ("Sandy") Wollaston Literary Estate.

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[[1]]1, 2, 3

Telephone 9208 9 Gerrard.

Savile Club,

107 Piccadilly, W.

8 April. 1912.

Dear Sir,

Thank you very much for your kind letter of April 3rd. I am very glad that you will allow me to dedicate my book to you.

I think it will interest you to know that I am shortly about to take to Dutch New Guinea another [[2]] expedition, of which the primary object is to make collections of the fauna and flora of that wonderful island. A foolish paragraph appeared in the paper to the effect that my object was first just[?] to climb the mountain, but my object is to reach a high point in the mountain, preferably about 6000 ft altitude, and then to make collections of animals and plants. I hope also to reach the snow line, as I am [[3]]4 particularly interested in Alpine plants.

I expect to leave England about the middle of May and I propose to enter the country by the Utakwa River about 60 miles to the East of the point where we were on the last expedition, and I hope that with a better knowledge of the local condition we shall be able to reach the high ground, when the expedition will be of extreme interest.

Believe me | Yours very truly | A. F. R. Wollaston5 [signature].


1. "Book on New Guinea" written in the upper left hand corner.

2. "accepted" written at the top of the page.

2. 233 is written in the upper right hand corner.

4. 234 is written in the upper right hand corner.

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

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