Sent by H. Norton Shaw, Royal Geographical Society, 15 Whitehall Place, London to John Crawford [none given] on 17 November 1857.
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Transcriber: Brunnen, Claire
Transcription date: August 13, 2012
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Royal Geographical Society
15 Whitehall Place
17 November 1857
The following Paper has been referred to you, viz:-
"Account of the Arru Islands" by A. R. Wallace
I have to request that on or before the 28th inst[ant] 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 by ORIGINAL?
Original & well written. Read before the Society.
2dly, Whether it should be printed in the Journal? Or in the Proceedings?
It is worthy of a place in the Proceedings.
3dly, Whether it can be altered or abridged with advantage; and IN WHAT MANNER?
It is of moderate length & does not require abridge[men]t.
4thly, Whether any, and what Illustrations, should accompany it?
The only illustration it [1 word illeg] is a sketch map. The Dutch no doubt have one.
I am Sir | Your very obedient Servant | J. Crawford [signature]
Please to return this Letter, commencing you opinion on the back of this page
John Crawford Esq.
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