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Record number: WCP3586

Sent by:
Henry Norton Shaw
Sent to:
Woodbine Parish
19 March 1855

Sent by Henry Norton Shaw, Royal Geographical Society, 15 Whitehall Place, London to Woodbine Parish [none given] on 19 March 1855.

Record created:
19 December 2011 by Catchpole, Caroline
Verified by:
22/08/2012 - Catchpole, Caroline (All except summary checked);


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LETTER (WCP3586.3485)

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.

Held by:
Royal Geographical Society
Finding number:
JMS 8/17
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Henry Norton Shaw Literary Estate.
Record scrutiny:
22/08/2012 - 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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