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Record number: WCP3662

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

Sent by William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace, Tulgey Wood, Broadstone, Dorset to John Scott Keltie, [Royal Geographical Society, Lowther Lodge, 1 Kensington Gore, London] on 28 May 1915.

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10 January 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP3662.3565)

A typical letter typewritten  in English and signed by author.

Held by:
Royal Geographical Society
Finding number:
RGS Corr. Block CB8 1911-1920 W.G. Wallace
Copyright owner:
©Wallace Family

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Tulgey Wood,



May 28th. 1915.

Dear Sir2,

I am very much obliged to you for the statement of facts regarding the recent exploration in the Rio Negro region &c. which your librarian has drawn up and for your remarks on my father's work. It is very interesting to me and will I hope be embodied in our book.

I shall be glad to hear from Dr. H.O.Forbes3 with regard to the Malay Archipelago.

I am sending the tracing of the Map of the Rio Negro of which I wrote in my first letter. On examining it closely my sister and I have come to the conclusion that the lettering was done by my father's sister (Mrs. Sims.4) but I think the tracing of the River &c[.] was done by my father. It is possible, however, that the tracing was made by my aunt for my father from his original drawing which, perhaps, you have.

Yours very truly | W. G. Wallace5 [signature]

Dr J. S. Keltie [signature] F. R. G. S. FSA. &c[.]


1. In the top left of page one of the manuscript, the handwritten text reads "Ack[nowledged]. May 31 [19]15".

2. Keltie, John Scott (1840-1927). Scottish geographer.

3. Forbes, Henry Ogg (1851-1932). Scottish explorer, ornithologist and botanist.

4. Sims, Frances ("Fanny") (née Wallace) (1812-1893). Sister of Alfred Russel Wallace.

5. Wallace, William Greenell (1871-1951). Youngest of 3 children of Alfred Russel Wallace.

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