Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, 44 Upper Albany St. Regents Pk. to H. Norton Shaw, [Royal Geographical Society, 3 Waterloo Place] on 29 November 1853.
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Transcriber: Parfitt, Elisabeth
Transcription date: May 21, 2012
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
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44 Upper Albany St. Regents P[ar]k.
Nov.[ember] 19th 1853
Understanding that Mr James Wilson has volunteered to join the proposed expedition to explore Northern Australia, under the auspices of the Royal Geographical Society, I beg leave to state that I consider him a person eminently fitted for such an undertaking.
He was for three years the [] companion of my brother in California, engaged in various engineering & mining operations, & I have always heard of him as a good bushman[?] and as being hardy persevering and ingenious.
I have been acquainted with him myself for the last twelve months & believe him to be a man of great energy and acute observation, qualities no where more valuable than in the undertaking which he proposes to assist in. I can only add that were I about to [] engage in a similar expedition, there is no one whose services I would be more anxious to secure,
I remain │ D[ea]r Sir | yours faithfully │ Alfred R Wallace [signature]
Dr. Norton Shaw.
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