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Record number: WCP3678

Sent by:
[ ? William Alexander Bailie-Hamilton ]
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
15 November 1853

Sent by [?William Alexander Bailie-Hamilton], Admiralty to Alfred Russel Wallace Royal Geographical Society, 3 Waterloo Place on 15 November 1853.

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


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LETTER (WCP3678.3582)

A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.

Held by:
Royal Geographical Society
Finding number:
RGS Corr. Block CB4 1851-60 FOREIGN OFFICE
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the William Alexander Bailie-Hamilton Literary Estate.
Record scrutiny:
22/08/2012 - Catchpole, Caroline;

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15th Nov[embe]r 1853


In reply to your letter of the 7th inst[ant], requesting to be informed whether any opportunity offers for a passage for you in one of Her Majestys Ships to Singapore; I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to acquaint you that no ship of war is about to proceed to the East India Station, and my Lords would enquire whether the question of a passage by packet has ever been suggested.

I am, Sir, | Your most obedient ser[van]t | W. A. B. Hamilton [signature]

Alfred R. Wallace Esq

Royal Geographical Soc[iety]

3 Waterloo Place.




Rec[eive]d Nov[ember] 15

(To A.R. Wallace)1

Ref[erence]. Passage for A.R. Wallace to Singapore (cross-ref[erence] Wallace]


1. Written in different hand.

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