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Record number: WCP3870

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

Sent by William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset to David Prain, [Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew] on 4 March 1914.

Record created:
07 February 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP3870.3789)

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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Old Orchard,



Mar[ch]. 4th, 1914.

Lt. Col. Sir David Prain2, F. R. S. &c.

Dear Sir,

I now return the nine letters written by my father which you were kind enough to send me a few weeks ago.

I have made copies of them.

Will you be so kind as to send me a card to acknowledge their safe arrival?

Yours very truly | W. G. Wallace3 [signature]


1. In the top left corner of page one of the manuscript, the handwritten text reads "Ack[nowledge]d. 5. 3. 14". A circular stamp to the right of this text reads "Royal Gardens | Kew" in the outer circle, and "5 MAR[CH] 1914" in the inner circle.

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

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

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