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Record number: WCP5113

Sent by:
Geo. F. Pollock
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
6 February 1906

Sent by Geo. F. Pollock, Hamworth, Middlesex to Alfred Russel Wallace, [Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset] on 6 February 1906.

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04 March 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP5113.5620)

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

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/8/309
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Geo. F. Pollock Literary Estate.

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6th Feb[ruary] 1906

D[ea]r Sir

As there will probably be a reprint or new Edition of Wallace’s life I think it will to[sic] tell you of an erroneous statement on page 3 of the 1st Volume which should be corrected. It concerns Hamworth church. The main body of the present church was built in 1815 [[2]] Mr Henry Perkins did not acquire Hamworth Park till 1827-- he died in 1855 and was succeeded by his son Mr Algernon Perkins who (I think it was in 1844) repaired the church and added the apse at the East End. I was for some years churchwarden & have lived & owend property in the parish for 40 years.

Faithfully yours | Geo F Pollock [signature]

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