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Record number: WCP4640

Sent by:
William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace
Sent to:
Edward Bagnall Poulton
5 November 1923

Sent by William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace, Doveshill Cottage, Ensbury Park, Bournemouth, Hampshire to Edward Bagnall Poulton [none given] on 5 November 1923.

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26 July 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


Thanks for comments and says he encloses a photo of his father for consideration, requesting that it be returned because he has no other copy.

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LETTER (WCP4640.4955)

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

Held by:
Hope Entomological Library, Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Finding number:
ARW 237
Copyright owner:
©Wallace Family

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Doveshill Cottage, Ensbury Park, Bournemouth

Nov 5th 1923

Dear Professor Poulton

Many thanks for your letter. The way you propose of dealing with my comments is a very kind and fair one & I shall be quite content with the committee[]s judgement.

I overlooked the question of the photo[.] I had kept the proof so long I was in haste to despatch it. I now enclose a photo of my father for your consideration. It was taken [[2]] at Parkstone before old age left its marks upon him. It is an excellent and characteristic likeness. Do you not think it more suitable for your purpose than one taken when he had lost his alertness and vivacity?

Please return it as I have no other copy.

With kind regards, Y[ou]rs sincerely, W. G. Wallace [signature]

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