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Record number: WCP4250

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William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace
Sent to:
Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell
10 December 1914

Sent by William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace, Tulgey Wood, Broadstone, Dorset to Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell [none given] on 10 December 1914.

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20 April 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


Informs Cockerell of the death of his mother, Mary Ann Wallace on 10th December.

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LETTER (WCP4250.4321)

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

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American Museum of Natural History
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©Wallace Family

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Tulgey Wood

Old Orchard,



Dec[embe]r 10th 1914

Dear Professor Cockerell1,

You will, I know, be grieved to learn that my mother died this morning. She had been suffering for the past two years from creeping paralysis & was latterly quite helpless, though she kept wonderfully brave & cheerful & took the greatest interest in her plants & the [[2]]2 garden to the end.

She passed away quite peacefully on just such a beautiful sunny day as when my father died a year ago.

It was a happy release for her.

With kindest regards for Mrs Cockerell & yourself in which my sister joins,

Yours sincerely | W.G.Wallace [signature]


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

2. William Greenell Wallace enumerates the top of this page with the respective page number.

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