Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, HMS Frolic, Spithead, Portsmouth to H. Norton Shaw, [Royal Geographical Society, 3 Waterloo Place] on 1854.
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A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Total Pages : 4
Pages with text: 4
Transcriber: Parfitt, Elisabeth
Transcription date: May 21, 2012
Scrutiny: 30/05/2012 - Brunnen, Claire; 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
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H.M.S. Frolic Spithead
We are here still at anchor. I received your packet yesterday; please thank Mr Kent for me. Day before Yesterday Stop "Annul Sailing" was telegraphed from the Admiralty -- So we wait further orders -- The Captain knows nothing about it & is anxious to know whether he is only delayed for a time or countermanded altogether.
You probably saw the paragraph [] in the "Morning Herald" of 2 days back about the "Frolic" -- If you can learn any [thing] about the Admiralty’s intentions we shall be glad to hear from you.
Capt[ain]. Nolloth & the officers are all very pleasant & I anticipate an agreeable voyage so should not now like to be turned off --
When you see Admiral Beaufort please offer my excuses for not having called upon him again as he desired -- You know how I was hurried [] a line from you in return with any thing you know about us will be very acceptable -- The admiral here inspected the crew yesterday,-- no doubt by the orders of the Admiralty --
The wind has been dead up the Channel & blowing hard now it is more favourable.
In haste | Yours very faithfully | Alfred R Wallace [signature]
Dr. Norton Shaw.
Ans[wered] Feb 7
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