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Sent by:
William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace
Sent to:
Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell
On:
12 December 1913

Sent by William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Dorset to Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell [none given] on 12 December 1913.

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20 April 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline

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LETTER (WCP4248.4319)

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American Museum of Natural History
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MSS.W3551
Copyright owner:
©Wallace Family

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[[1]]

Dec[ember] 12 1913

Old Orchard,

Broadstone,

Dorset.

Dear Mr Cockerell1,

I have heard from [word illeg. and overwritten] Mr Marchant2 who is to write the "Letters and Reminiscences" & he hopes you will be so kind as to let him see any of my fathers letters, (& copies of them), which you may have. He is naturally anxious to have as much new material as possible for the book, especially such personal reminiscences as you may have. Would it be [[2]]3 asking too much if I say how glad we shall be to have any notes of reminiscences which you do not use yourself -- especially notes of personal traits, remarks, character &c.

If you could confine your articles to the more scientific side of my fathers life it would fit in better with our project -- but of course I must leave that to you

We have no photos to spare -- there is such a demand for them -- but if you or your publishers [[3]] write to Miss Darcy4, 3 Sandford Gardens, Portobello, Midlothian.

__________

E. O. Hoppe5

59 Baker Street

London. W.

__________

Either of these photographers can supply first rate portraits.

I may add (if I have not already told you) that Mr Marchant is writing the book for us -- i.e. my mother will get all the usual authors royalties -- Mr Marchant will be paid by[?] the publishers ;-- this information is confidential, of course.

The difficulty Mr Marchant forsees [[4]] if you publish all your reminiscences in America is that our publishers will not allow him to us the material again -- partly because it will not be new matter & partly because of copyright difficulties.

I see in the papers that you have been having severe weather -- we have had an exceptionally fine winter so far & there are quite a number of flowers out in the garden.

With kind regards from us all to yourself & Mrs Cockerell[.]

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

ENDNOTES

1. Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell (1866 - 1948). American zoologist.

2. James Marchant, editor of Letters and Reminiscences, published in two volumes by Cassell, 1916.

3. William Greenell Wallace enumerates the top of this and each subsequent page with the respective page number.

4. Probably Grace DArcy. Miss DArcy was based at Sandford Gardens from 1911 to 1915.

5. Emil Otto Hoppe (1878 - 1972). German-born British portrait, travel and topographic photographer.

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