Sent by John Wodehouse, Foreign Office to H. Norton Shaw, [Royal Geographical Society, 3 Waterloo Place] on 14 February 1854.
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Transcriber: Szentgyorgyi, Katherine
Transcription date: September 17, 2012
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
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February 14 1854
With reference to my letter of the 9th. Instant informing you that the destination of Her Majesty’s Ship "Frolic" had been changed, and that therefore a passage to Australia could not be afforded to Mr. Wallace in that Vessel, I am now directed by the Earl of Clarendon to acquaint you that he has been informed that Mr. Wallace has been offered a passage by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty in1 [] in[sic] Her Majesty’s Ship "Juno" which will ultimately proceed to Australia, but as her course may be very lengthened and circuitous & Mr. Wallace’s arrival in Australia consequently much delayed, I am to state to you that Lord Clarendon is of opinion that it would probably better suit Mr. Wallace’s views to proceed to Australia in the Mail Packet, in which case I am directed by His Lordship to inform [] inform[sic] you that the expence[sic] of his passage to that place will be defrayed by Her Majesty’s Government.
I am, | Sir, | Your most obedient | humble Servant | Wodehouse [signature]
Rec[eive]d. Feb 142
Ans[were]d and ___ 16.3
1. The following is written in the bottom left hand corner of page 1 "The Secretary to The Royal Geographical Society. &c &c &c"
2. Text in unknown hand reads "1854, Feb.14"
3. Text in unknown hand written diagonally upwards reads "ref. A.R. Wallace"
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