Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Dorset to Arthur Gibb Symonds [none given] on 22 February 1913.
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Transcriber: Lester, Ahren
Transcription date: June 5, 2013
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Feby. 22nd. 1913
Arthur G. Symonds Esq.
I return you the Memorial signed. I greatly regret however that it is not more thorough. The first sentence of Clause 1 should end at the word “cease”. Then--“Constantinople shall be a free city governed by a Council of it inhabitants under a Governor or President approved by the Great Powers” (Preferably one [] American chosen by the President of the U.S.A.) The Dardanelles & Bosphorous to be free to all nations and unfortified.
Why leave Constantinople to be a centre for Turkish intrigue & possible future disturbance & massacres?
Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
P.S. I suggest that the Professors of History in all our Colleges & Universities, & the Chairmen of all our [] Chambers of Commerce should be asked to sign, as being most likely to influence the Government.
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