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Record number: WCP3648

Sent by:
John Wodehouse
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
24 February 1854

Sent by John Wodehouse, Foreign Office to Alfred Russel Wallace Royal Geographical Society, 3 Waterloo Place on 24 February 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 (WCP3648.3551)

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

February 24. 1854


I am directed by the Earl of Clarendon to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of yesterday’s date, requesting a Passage for yourself and Servant in the Mail Packet, which leaves Southampton for Singapore in the course of the ensuing Week, and I am to inform you in reply that the Earl of Clarendon has requested the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to cause your wishes to be [[2]] be[sic] complied with. --

I am, | Sir | Your most obedient | humble Servant | Wodehouse [signature]1


1. Text in unknown hand reads "1854| Feb[ruary]. 24 | Foreign Office [to Wallace, A.R.] | Rec[eive]d. Feb[ruary]. 25th."

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