Sent by James Marchant, 42 Great Russell Street, W.C. to Assistant Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society Royal Geographical Society, Lowther Lodge, 1 Kensington Gore, London on 18 May 1914.
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Transcriber: O'Dell, Sandra
Transcription date: April 9, 2015
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42, GREAT RUSSELL STREET,
18th May 1914.
The Assistant Secretary2,
Royal Geographical Society,
I am much obliged for your letter saying that the Council of your Society3 have [sic] resolved to contribute Five Guineas towards the Alfred Russel Wallace Fund4, and note that you will send a cheque to our bankers in the course of a few days.
Please convey to the Council the grateful thanks of the Committe[e]5 for their [sic] generous gift,
Yours faithfully, | J Marchant6 [signature]
1. The letter is typed. "A Russel Wallace Fund" is written in red crayon across top of page.
2. Hinks, Arthur Robert (1873-1945). British astronomer and geographer, appointed Assistant Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society in 1913.
3. The Royal Geographical Society.
4. The Wallace Memorial Fund (also known as the Memorial Committee) was formed shortly after Wallace's death with the purpose of raising money to pay for a medallion featuring ARW for Westminster Abbey, and a portrait and statue for The Natural History Museum, London. The fund raised sufficient money only for the medallion and the portrait was presented to the Museum free of charge by the artist J. W. Beaufort.
5. ARW’s close friends Edward Bagnall Poulton, Ralph Meldola and James Marchant set up the Committee of 19 members to raise money for the memorials.
6. Marchant, James (1857-1956). Free Church minister, social activist and philanthropist.
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