A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Total Pages : 4
Pages with text: 4
Transcriber: Catchpole, Caroline
Transcription date: December 13, 2012
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
12 Dec[embe]r 1853
My dear Sir
I feel sure you will excuse me, for troubling you with the request to procure for me the papers by Mr Wallace selective to Sarawak and Sadong which was read at a meeting of our Society and afterwards printed in an abbreviated form for abstraction. In this brief or more fully it was probably in the Transactions. I should be much obliged if you can furnish me with this paper by Wallace in its full or abbreviated form [] as may be and when well enough I should like to consult the original manuscript which may contain matter valuable to me though not valuable to the public.
I am sorry to trouble you but you will pardon it-- I am better but there is the writing on the wall.
Will you remember me kindly to Sir Roderick1 &
Believe me | very truly yours | J Brooke [signature]
Dr Norton Shaw.
P.S. When is Mr Wallace coming home?
Wallace’s MS on The Sadong was published in full in Vol. 1. No 6-- p -- 193 of the proceedings.
Brooke Sir J
Rec[eived] Dec 13th
Ans[wered] " 17th
1. Roderick Murchison, President of the Royal Geographical Society.
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