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Record number: WCP488

Sent by:
W. van den Berghe
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
[ 12 ] January 1913

Sent by W. van den Berghe, London to Alfred Russel Wallace [address not recorded] on [12] January 1913.

Record created:
01 June 2002 by Lucas, Paula J.


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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LETTER (WCP488.488)

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Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/8/17(1)
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the W. van den Berghe Literary Estate.

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12/ January 1913

Alfred Wallace Esq

Old Orchard

Dorset Broadstone

Dear Gentleman

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 [[2]] 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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