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Record number: WCP3672

Sent by:
Henry Norton Shaw
Sent to:
Woodbine Parish
13 June 1853

Sent by Henry Norton Shaw, Royal Geographical Society, 3 Waterloo Place to Woodbine Parish [none given] on 13 June 1853.

Record created:
10 January 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline
Verified by:
22/08/2012 - Catchpole, Caroline (All except summary checked);


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LETTER (WCP3672.3575)

A typical letter typewritten  in English.

Woodbine Parish's response to H. Norton Shaw was written on the back of this letter. The record can be found at WCP3696

Held by:
Royal Geographical Society
Finding number:
JMS 6/53
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Henry Norton Shaw Literary Estate.
Record scrutiny:
22/08/2012 - Catchpole, Caroline;

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Royal Geographical Society,

3, Waterloo Place,

June 13 1853.


The following Paper, read before the Society, has been referred to you, viz. -- Mr A R Wallace -- "On the Rio Negro"

I have to request that on or before the 25 [1 word illeg.] you will return the Paper, in a Sealed Packet, with a Report in writing, in which you will be pleased to state your opinion:-

1st, Whether the paper be Original?

2dly, Whether it should be printed in the Journal in the form, and with the Illustrations sent in by the Author?

3dly, Whether it can be altered or abridged with advantage; and IN WHAT MANNER?

4thly, Whether any, or what Illustrations, should accompany it in its new form?

I am, Sir, | Your very obedient Servant, | NORTON SHAW.

Please to return this Letter,

writing your opinion on the back

of this page.

Sir Woodbine Parish [signature]2


1. The letter is a printed form letter where details have been filled by hand. The form parts of the letter are italicised as in the original, text which is not italicised is that written by hand.

2. Sir Woodbine Parish’s response to this letter can be found at WCP3696.3603

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