Sent by William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne to David Prain, [Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew] on 24 January 1914.
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A typical letter typewritten in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 1
Transcriber: Sloyan, Victoria
Transcription date: March 15, 2013
Signed off: no
Ans[wered]. with 9 letters
Old Orchard, Broadstone, Dorset.
Jan[uary]. 24th, 1914.
L[ieutenan]t. Col[onel]. Sir D. Prain.2 I.M.S.3, C.I.E4., F.R.S.5 etc.
I am collecting material for a volume of Letters annd6 Reminiscences of my father, Dr A.R.Wallace, which will be written by the Rev. James Marchant, F.R.S (Edin)7 F.R.A.S.8, of 42, Great Russell St[reet], W.C.
If you have preserved any of my father’s letters we should esteem it a great favour if you would allow us to seem them and to use any that were suitable for our book.
Any letters you will be kind enough to send, either to me ro9 [or] to Mr Marchant, will be copied and safely returned to you.
With apologies for troubling you,
Yours truly, | W.G.Wallace [signature]
1. Written in ink in a different handwriting.
2. Lieutenant-Colonel Sir David Prain (1857-1944), Scottish botanist. He became Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 1905.
3. Indian Medical Service
4. Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire
5. Fellow of the Royal Society
6. ‘d’ is written in ink over the top of the second ‘n’.
7. Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
8. Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society
9. Pencil marks indicate the letters have been written the wrong way around.
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