Sent by H. Norton Shaw, Royal Geographical Society, 15 Whitehall Place, London to Woodbine Parish [none given] on 19 March 1855.
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A typical letter by author in English and signed by author.
The reverse of this letter has a short note written by Sir Woodbine Parish confirming the paper he had been sent by Norton Shaw was original. This letter can be found at WCP4307.
An original MS
Pages with text: 1
Printed letter with handwritten additions.
Transcriber: Cooper, Rod
Transcription date: October 11, 2012
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
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Royal Geographical Society,
15, Whitehall Place,
19 March 1855
The following Paper has been referred to you, viz.:-- Letter from Mr Alfred R Wallace giving an account of Singapore & Malacca as far as Mount Ophir &c.
I have to request that on or before the 10 April you will return the Paper, in a Sealed Packet, with a Report in writing, in which you will be pleased to state your opinion:--
1st, Whether the Paper be ORIGINAL?
2dly, Whether it should be printed in the Journal?
3dly, Whether it can be altered or abridged with advantage; and IN WHAT MANNER?
4thly, Whether any, and what Illustrations, should accompany it?
I am, Sir, | Your very obedient Servant | NORTON SHAW, | Secretary
Sir Woodbine Parish1 [signature]
Please return this Letter, commencing your opinion on the back of this page.
1. Sir Woodbine Parish (1796 - 1882), fellow and vice-president of the RGS.
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