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Record number: WCP3667

Sent by:
Violet Isabel Wallace
Sent to:
Arthur Robert Hinks
16 August 1931

Sent by Violet Isabel Wallace, Winspit, The Chart, Oxted, Surrey to Arthur Robert Hinks, [Royal Geographical Society, Lowther Lodge, 1 Kensington Gore, London] on 16 August 1931.

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10 January 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP3667.3570)

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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The Chart

Oxted Surrey

Aug[ust]. 16. [19]31

Dear Sir2

Thank you for your letter. I am delighted to hear your Society will give a home to my Father's Chair, and my brother & I are very pleased to send it to you --

I think, if you could arrange to have it met at Victoria [[2]] station, the best way would be to send it by passenger train, then it would require the minimum of packing -- The two best trains are 10.7 & 11.53 arriving at Victoria 10.47 & 12.34 -- I could arrange to send it one day next week if you like to name a day & the train -- I think it would go on the top of a taxi, but [it] would need a cover if this weather continues --

Your name is strangely familiar to me -- Did you ever live in Croydon & go to Madame Michaelis's school? I was a student there & knew a Winnie & Roger & I think an older brother Arthur.

Yours very truly | Victoria Isabel Wallace3 [signature]

Arthur Hinks Esq.


1. In the top left corner of page one of the manuscript, a rectangular stamp reads "R.G.S." and below that, "17 AUG[UST] 1931".

2. Hinks, Arthur Robert (1873-1945). English astronomer and geographer.

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

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