Sent by Assistant Keeper of British Museum, British Museum, London, WC1 to William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace Doveshill Cottage, Ensbury Park, Bournemouth on 25 July 1935.
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Transcription date: July 29, 2014
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W.G Wallace, Esq.,
July 25th 1935
In the Sub-Keeper’s absence, I acknowledge with many thanks your letter of 24th.July. To Mr. Hobson, and your very kind offer to present specimens collected by Alfred Russel Wallace,O.M,. to the museum.
There is no question, I should say, that we should very much appreciate the donation of these objects, not only for their intrinsic interest, but also on account of their association with your distinguished father, and the fact that some of them have been illustrated in his classical books on Malay and the Amazon.
Can they be sent by parcel post or carrier, or would you prefer someone came down to Bournemouth to collect them?
In the latter case we might have to wait for a week or two, as we are very short of staff at the present time.
Yours faithfully | (Assistant Keeper).
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