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Record number: WCP3639

Sent by:
Henry Unwin Addington
Sent to:
Henry Norton Shaw
6 September 1853

Sent by Henry Unwin Addington, Foreign Office to Henry Norton Shaw Royal Geographical Society, 3 Waterloo Place on 6 September 1853.

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


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LETTER (WCP3639.3542)

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 FOREIGN OFFICE
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Henry Unwin Addington Literary Estate.
Record scrutiny:
22/08/2012 - Catchpole, Caroline;

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Foreign Office

September 6 1853


I am directed by the Earl of Clarendon to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of yesterdays date, stating that Mr Wallace will be unable to proceed on his scientific expedition to the Eastern Archipelago until November next, and I am to inform you in reply that Lord Clarendon has referred your letter to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. I am further to transmit to you copies of despatches from Her Majestys Representatives at Madrid1 [[2]] and the Hague by which you will perceive that the necessary facilities have been accorded by the Spanish and Netherland Governments to Mr Wallace to enable that Gentleman to visit the Dutch and Spanish settlements in the Eastern Seas.

I am, | sir, | your most obedient, | humble servant, | H.U. Addington [signature]


1. The Secretary to the Royal Geographical Society written at bottom left corner of page

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