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Record number: WCP2505

Sent by:
Arthur William Hill
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
24 April 1912

Sent by Arthur William Hill, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to Alfred Russel Wallace Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset on 24 April 1912.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


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LETTER (WCP2505.2395)

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

Held by:
British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46438 ff. 235-236
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Arthur William Hill Literary Estate.

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[[1]]1, 2, 3

24. IV. [19]12.

Dear Sir

The Director requests me to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of April 21st. enclosing flowers of a Beschorneria . We find the flowers are not those of B. Wrightii which has very hairy flowers but probably belong to B. hacheata[?], Jacobi, a species figured in The Botanical Magazine X. 6641. --

As to your suggested treatment of the Doryanthes our curator thinks it may not be very wise. -- We are sorry that it is now too late to send you any Alpine plants [[2]]4 but we could no doubt send you some in the autumn should you wish to have some then and if you will write again we will do our best to help you[.]

I am | Yours very truly | Arthur W. Hill [signature] | Ass[istan]t. Director

A. R. Wallace OM Sc.

Old Orchard




1. "Offer of Alpine Plants in Autumn" written at the top of the page.

2. In the upper left hand corner is the stamp of the director of the Royal Gardens, Kew.

3. 235 is written in the upper right hand corner.

4. 236 is written in the upper right hand corner.

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