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Record number: WCP3664

Sent by:
William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace
Sent to:
Arthur Robert Hinks
3 August 1931

Sent by William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace, Doveshill Cottage, Ensbury Park, Bournemouth, Hampshire to Arthur Robert Hinks Royal Geographical Society, Lowther Lodge, 1 Kensington Gore, London on 3 August 1931.

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10 January 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP3664.3567)

A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.

Held by:
Royal Geographical Society
Finding number:
RGS Corr. Block CB10 1931-1940 WG & V Wallace
Copyright owner:
©Wallace Family

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Ensbury Park,


Dear Sir,

My sister has to dispose of a large armchair which formerly belonged to our father, the late Dr Alfred Russel Wallace, and was for many years constantly used by him. If your society would care to accept it for the use of members my sister will be very glad to present it.

My sister's address is, :--

Miss Wallace2,


The Chart; Oxted, Surrey.

where the chair may be seen.

[[2]] My sister is leaving her house at the end of this month, so will you kindly let her or me know your decision as soon as possible & should you decide to accept it perhaps you would be good enough to make arrangements for the chair's removal.

Yours faithfully, | W. G. Wallace3 [signature]


1. In the top left of page one of the manuscript, a rectangular stamp has the printed text "R. G. S." and below that, "5 AUG[UST] 1931". Additionally, handwritten within this stamp, the text reads "Aug[ust] 3rd 1931" and below that "The Hone Secretary, R.G.S.". And finally, below the address in the top right of page of of the manuscript, the text reads, in red ink: "Ack[nowledged]. [1 word illeg.] [signature]".

2. Wallace, Violet Isabel (1869-1945). Daughter of Alfred Russel Wallace.

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

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