Re. Russel's reply to his previous letter of 8 Jan 1913 (SeeWP1/187) saying that there is no South African Consul in London; asking for the addresses of any wealthy South Africans Russel may know.; Stamped envelope addressed to Alfred Russel Wallace at Broadstone, annotated in pencil [in Alfred Russel Wallace's] hand "Ansd."
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Transcriber: Benny, Ruth
Transcription date: January 7, 2015
Scrutiny: 07/01/2015 - Benny, Ruth;
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12/ January 1913
Alfred Wallace Esq
You are sorry, you can not help but that is nothing you more obligated to help your family you do a very good work I would that my family where as you are but no consul no [1 word illeg.] for [1 word illeg.] there are hundreds of wealthy Dutch people in London who could but like not to help it is the same wat at yae[?] in the Gospel sends go and be warm [] but Dear Gentleman could you give me up please the names from wealthy of africans in London, for London is such a large city that if I know not the streets where they are having their residence you should me very obliged if you be so kind as to give any addresse[sic][.]
Yours respectfully | W. van den Berghe [signature]
91 Vauxhall Road | Bridge Road S W | London
How dark are the days from the last years?
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