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Record number: WCP3646

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

Sent by John Wodehouse, Foreign Office to Henry Norton Shaw Royal Geographical Society, 3 Waterloo Place on 13 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 (WCP3646.3549)

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 13 1854


With reference to my letter of the 11th instant relative to the request of the Royal Geographical Society for a passage to Australia for Mr Wallace who is about to proceed on a scientific expedition to the Eastern Archipelago, I am directed by the Earl of Clarendon to inform you that Her Majestys Ship "Frolic" will sail for Australia from Portsmouth in a few days, and I am to request that you will inform Lord Clarendon whether Mr Wallace wishes to avail himself of this opportunity.

I am, Sir, | your most obedient, | humble servant | Wodehouse [signature]1



Foreign Office,

Rec[eive]d Ans[wered] Jan[uary] 14


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

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