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Sent by:
James Brooke
Sent to:
H. Norton Shaw
On:
12 December 1858

Sent by James Brooke, Godstone to H. Norton Shaw, [Royal Geographical Society, 15 Whitehall Place, London] on 12 December 1858.

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19 December 2011 by Catchpole, Caroline

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LETTER (WCP3584.3483)

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

Held by:
Royal Geographical Society
Finding number:
RGS Corr. Block CB4 1851-60 JAMES BROOKE
Copyright owner:
ęBrooke Heritage Trust

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[[1]]

Godstone

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 [[2]] 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?

[[3]]

Wallace’s MS on The Sadong was published in full in Vol. 1. No 6-- p -- 193 of the proceedings.

NShaw

[[4]]

1858

Brooke Sir J

Rec[eived] Dec 13th

Ans[wered] " 17th

ENDNOTES

1. Roderick Murchison, President of the Royal Geographical Society.

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