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Record number: WCP2524

Sent by:
John William Page
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
18 October 1913

Sent by John William Page, 8 Gunton Road, Clapton, N.E. to Alfred Russel Wallace [none given] on 18 October 1913.

Record created:
30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


Re. a school book by Page entitled "A tour round the world".

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LETTER (WCP2524.2414)

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

Held by:
British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46438 f. 272
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the John William Page Literary Estate.

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8, Gunton Road,

Clapton, N.E.

18th Oct[ober]. 1913

Alfred Russel Wallace Esq. O.M.


I am about to publish a small school book entitled "A Tour Round the World" and should like to include an illustration of the Amazon in its forests. If you could help me in this I should be most grateful. Of course I should acknowledge my indebtedness to you in my book.

Yours faithfully | J. W. Page2 [signature]


1. Page numbered 272 in pencil. "Spruce Macmillan" is written in ink in the LH corner at the foot of the page. Spruce, Richard (1817-1893) was an English botanist and explorer of the Amazon region. Macmillan are publishers founded in 1843.

2. Page, John William. No details found.

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