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Record number: WCP423

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace
29 October 1886

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Quincy House, Boston, USA to William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace, [Nutwood Cottage, Frith Hill, Godalming] on 29 October 1886.

Record created:
01 June 2002 by Lucas, Paula J.


Re. sea voyage from England, a week of rough weather and seasickness followed by five days of calm; ships food; passengers, one the brother of a pupil at William's school, Cranleigh, William can tell him that his brother was not seasick and has a good appetite; charades, concerts, deck quoits and chess on board; description of Statue of Liberty, New York harbour and ships, with small ink sketch of a paddle steamer; visit to Central Park with Mr Browne; autumn colours; country between New York and Boston, painted wooden houses like toys; Boston hotel and food; has telegraphed family at Hurst, will write to Violet next week.

Record contains:

  • letter (1)

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LETTER (WCP423.423)

A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/5/2
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate
Image credit:
ŠTrustees of The Natural History Museum

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