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Record number: WCP4818

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Arthur Gibb Symonds
22 February 1913

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset to Arthur Gibb Symonds [none given] on 22 February 1913.

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26 October 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP4818.5214)

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

Held by:
American Philosophical Society
Finding number:
Alfred Russel Wallace Collection Mss.B.W15a
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Feby. 22nd. 1913

Old Orchard,



Arthur G. Symonds Esq.

Dear Sir

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 [[2]] 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 [[3]] Chambers of Commerce should be asked to sign, as being most likely to influence the Government.

A.R.W. [signature]

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