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Record number: WCP3641

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

Sent by Henry Unwin Addington, Foreign Office to Henry Norton Shaw Royal Geographical Society, 3 Waterloo Place on 27 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 (WCP3641.3544)

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 27 1853,


With reference to your letter of the 5 Instant, I am directed by the Earl of Clarendon to state to you that Mr Wallace should apply to the Admiralty, when he is ready to proceed on his Scientific Expedition to the Eastern Seas, in order that he may be informed whether an opportunity then exists for a Passage in one of Her Majestys Ships to Singapore, as the vessels now preparing for the East Indies will have sailed1 [[2]] before November next.

I am, | Sir, | Your most obedient, | humble servant

[MS blotted]ddington[?]2


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

2. 1853 Foreign Office Re[MS illeg] Sept[ember] 29 written on page in different hand.

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