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Record number: WCP3868

Sent by:
William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace
Sent to:
David Prain
24 January 1914

Sent by William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset to David Prain, [Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew] on 24 January 1914.

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07 February 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP3868.3787)

A typical letter typewritten  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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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.

Dear Sir,

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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