A transcription handwritten by other in English.
An original MS
Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Catchpole, Caroline
Transcription date: October 11, 2012
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
Feb[rua]ry 23rd 1854
Your Lordship’s letter of the 13th inst.[ant] to the Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society having conveyed the intimation that H. M’s Government would bear the expense of my passage to the East in a Mail Packet, a reply was sent on the 16th inst.[ant] accepting the same and requesting that the passage might be granted direct to Singapore as being the part I wish to reach.
I therefore venture again to address your Lordship (as the overland Mail to Singapore leaves next week) to know if Lord []2 Clarendon will kindly direct a passage to be granted me by that opportunity.
I have the honour to be | Your Lordship | obedient humble servant | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
1. This is a handwritten transcript of the original letter sent by Wallace, recorded in the Royal Geographical Society’s Letter Book Nov 1850 – Nov 1859.
2. The year ‘1854’ is written in the top left hand margin of page 2.
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