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Record number: WCP3645

Sent by:
John Wodehouse
Sent to:
Henry Norton Shaw
11 January 1854

Sent by John Wodehouse, Foreign Office to Henry Norton Shaw Royal Geographical Society, 3 Waterloo Place on 11 January 1854.

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


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LETTER (WCP3645.3548)

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

January 16 1854


I am directed by the Earl of Clarendon to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 26th ultimo, requesting that a Passage might be provided in Her Majestys Ship "Juno" as far as Australia for Mr Wallace who is about to proceed on a scientific expedition to the Eastern Archipelago; and I am to state to you in reply that His Lordship regrets to inform you that the "Juno" will not proceed1 [[2]] proceed direct to Australia, the destination of that vessel having been changed.

I am, | Sir, | your most obedient, | humble servant | Wodehouse [signature]2


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

2. 1853 Jan[uary] 11 Foreign Office Rec[eive]d Jan[uary] 12 is written sideways on page.

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