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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A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Shahidain, Sadik Osman
Transcription date: September 5, 2014
Scrutiny: 05/09/2014 - Rodwell, Stephen;
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Aug[ust]. 16. 31
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 [] 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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