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Sent by:
William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace
Sent to:
David Prain
On:
11 May 1914

Sent by William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne to David Prain Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew on 11 May 1914.

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07 February 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline

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LETTER (WCP3867.3786)

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

Held by:
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Finding number:
DC English Letters 1911-1920 Vol. 124
Copyright owner:
©Wallace Family

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[[1]]

289-141

Ans[wered] May 11th 1914

13.V.142

Old Orchard,

Rec[ieve]d Broadstone,

12/v/143 Dorset.

L[ieutenan]t. Col[onel]. Sir D. Prain,3 K.C.B4 &c.

Dear Sir,

My mother has despatched by passenger train today, the plant of Rosa Stellata5 about which I wrote a few days ago.

She hopes it will arrive safely and that you will be successful in growing it.

Yours faithfully | W.G. Wallace [signature]

ENDNOTES

1. Written in red ink in different handwriting to the main body of the letter.

2. Written in different handwriting to the main body of the letter.

3. Written in different ink in different handwriting to the main body of the letter.

3. Lieutenant-Colonel Sir David Prain (1857-1944), Scottish botanist. He became Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 1905.

4. Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

5. Rosa Stellata is a species of rose.

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