A typical letter typewritten in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 1
Transcriber: Cooper, Rod
Transcription date: April 30, 2015
Scrutiny: 30/04/2015 - Benny, Ruth;
Signed off: no
42, GREAT RUSSELL STREET,
30th July 1914.
TELEGRAMS, "RACEGRAM, WESTCENT, LONDON."
TELEPHONE REGENT 4527.
Please mark reply Private
H. N. Ridley Esq.3,
7, Cumberland Road,
Kew Gardens. Surrey.
I have pleasure in returning you herewith the 9 letters and 3 postcards from Dr. Alfred Russel Wallace which you were kind enough to lend me with very many thanks.
I must apologise for having kept them so long; but owing to the number of letters received and a break-down in my own health, the copying and returning of letters has been unavoidably delayed.
With renewed thanks, | Yours faithfully, | James Marchant [signature]
1. There is a catalogue/reference number printed in the top right-hand corner of the page. It reads "64".
2. The letter is type-written in red ink.
3. Ridley, Henry Nicholas (1855-1956). English botanist, first Scientific Director of Singapore Botanic Gardens, and pioneer of the rubber industry in the Malay peninsula.
4. Marchant, Sir James (1867-1956). Writer and editor of Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminiscences, (1916) 2 volumes., Cassell and Co., London, New York, Toronto & Melbourne.
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