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Record number: WCP3675

Sent by:
Henry Norton Shaw
Sent to:
John Crawford
17 November 1857

Sent by Henry Norton Shaw, Royal Geographical Society, 15 Whitehall Place, London to John Crawford [none given] on 17 November 1857.

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11 January 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP3675.3578)

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Royal Geographical Society
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Copyright of the Henry Norton Shaw Literary Estate.

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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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