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Record number: WCP3869

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

Sent by William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset to David Prain, [Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew] on 28 January 1914.

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07 February 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP3869.3788)

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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Old Orchard,



Jan[uary] 28th 1914

Lt. Col. Sir D. Prain2,

Dear Sir,

I herewith acknowledge the receipt of 9 letters written by my father to yourself.

I will take every care of them and return them as soon as they have been copied, which may take a little time.

I will call Mr. Marchant's3 [[2]] attention to your kind suggestion with regard to the other letters.

With many thanks, | I am, | Yours truly, | W. G. Wallace4 [signature]


1. In the top left corner of page one of the manuscript, a circular stamp reads "Royal Gardens | Kew" in the outer circle, and "29 JAN[UARY] 1914" in the inner circle.

2. Prain, David (1857-1944). Scottish physician and botanist.

3. Marchant, Sir James (1867-1956). Scottish philanthropist and author of Alfred Russel Wallace Letters and Reminiscences, published in 1916.

4. Wallace, William Greenell (1871-1951). Youngest of 3 children of Alfred Russel Wallace.

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