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Record number: WCP4312

Sent by:
Henry George Elliot
Sent to:
George William Frederick Villiers
30 August 1853

Sent by Henry George Elliot, The Hague, Netherlands to George William Frederick Villiers [address not recorded] on 30 August 1853.

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03 July 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP4312.4440)

A transcription handwritten by author in English and signed by author.

Held by:
Royal Geographical Society
Finding number:
RGS Corr. Block CB4 1851-60 FOREIGN OFFICE
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Henry George Elliot Literary Estate.

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The Hague

August 30. 1853

My Lord,

With reference to G.[?] Ls "Separate" Desp[atch]: of the 10th of August instructing Mr. Hernes to request permission for Mr. Alfred Wallace to visit the Dutch settlements in the Eastern Seas on a scientific expedition I have the honor[sic] to transmit herewith the copy of a note I have received from the Secretary General of the Dutch Foreign Office, inclosing[sic] an introduction for Mr. Wallace to the Governor General of Netherland India & stating that a duplicate of this letter has been forwarded to India by the ordinary channel

I have &c. | (signed) Henry Elliot [signature]

The Earl of Clarendon



453 Sept. 6th


[The Hague Aug: 30. 1853

H Elliot


2 Inclosures[sic]]2


1. The words Copy and Separate are written in the top left hand corner of the page.

2. This information has been written on the back of the letter, in part ink, part pencil, presumably for internal filing procedures of the Royal Geographical Society.

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