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Record number: WCP3643

Sent by:
John Wodehouse
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
1 March 1854

Sent by John Wodehouse, Foreign Office to Alfred Russel Wallace Royal Geographical Society, 3 Waterloo Place on 1 March 1854.

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


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LETTER (WCP3643.3546)

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 John Wodehouse Literary Estate.
Record scrutiny:
22/08/2012 - Catchpole, Caroline;

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Foreign Office

March 1. 1854


With reference to my Letter of the 24th. Ultimo I am directed by the Earl of Clarendon to inform you that a Passage for yourself and your Servant to Singapore has been ordered on board the Contract Mail Steamlocker which will leave Southampton on the 4th Instant, and that the1 [[2]] the[sic] Expences[sic] of the Passage will be defrayed by this Office.

I am, | Sir, | Your most obedient | humble Servant, | Wodehouse [signature]2,3


1. At the bottom of page 1 the following is written "A.R. Wallace Esq: 3 Waterloo Place"

2. Text in unknown hand reads "1854| March 1st | Foreign Office | Rec[eive]d. March 1st."

3. Text in unknown hand in pencil reads "[to Wallace, A.R.]"

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