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Record number: WCP3657

Sent by:
[ John Scott Keltie ]
Sent to:
William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace
11 May 1915

Sent by [John Scott Keltie], [Royal Geographical Society, Lowther Lodge, 1 Kensington Gore, London] to William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace, [Tulgey Wood, Broadstone, Dorset] on 11 May 1915.

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09 January 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP3657.3560)

A typical letter typewritten  in English and signed by unsigned.

Held by:
Royal Geographical Society
Finding number:
RGS Corr. Block CB8 1911-1920 W.G. Wallace
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the John Scott Keltie Literary Estate.

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[No address]

11th May, 1915

Dear Sir,

I have your letter of the 6th May with reference to the proposed Letters and Reminiscences of your late father.

I shall do the best I can to answer your enquiries.

I have written to two authorities, one on the Amazon Valley and the other on the Eastern Archipelago, and asked them what their views are with reference to the position which your father’s work still holds in these places. They may reply direct to yourself.

With regard to your very kind offer of the original tracing of the Rio Negro3 map we should be very pleased to have it for our museum where we have many similar relics of distinguished explorers.

I am having our correspondence looked up to see whether there are any letters from your father which would be of interest in the proposed work.

Yours very truly, | [No signature] [John Scott Keltie]4

W. G. Wallace,5 Esq[uire].


1. The letter is typed.

2. The letter is held in the archives of the Royal Geographical Society.

3. "Black River" is the largest N. tributary of the Amazon, rising in the highlands of Colombia and joining the Amazon at Manaus. ARW constructed the map of the Rio Negro and its W. tributary the Uaupés from observations made during ascents and descents of the rivers in 1850, 1851 and 1852.

4. Keltie, John Scott (1840-1927). Scottish geographer, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Geographic Society 1892-1895 and Secretary 1896.

5. Wallace, William Greenell (1871-1951). Electrical engineer, second son and third child of ARW.

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