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Record number: WCP5115

Sent by:
Edward Stanford
Sent to:
William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace
18 November 1913

Sent by Edward Stanford, London Agency for Ordnance Maps, 12, 13 and 14 Long Acre, London, W.C. to William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset on 18 November 1913.

Record created:
04 March 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP5115.5622)

A typical letter typewritten  in English and signed by author.

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP16/1/148
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Edward Stanford Literary Estate.

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London Agency for Ordnance Maps,

12, 13, and 14, Long Acre,

London. W.C.

Nov[ember] 18th, 1913

Subject: Dr A. R. Wallace deceased

W.G. Wallace, Esq[uire].,

Old Orchard,

Broadstone, Dorset.

Dear Sir,

In reply to your letter of Nov 16th, please inform the executors of your father’s will that there have been no sums due to your father since 1907. The 2 ½ per cent royalty of 4/10 paid him in 1907 was at the end of the edition of our Compendium (Australasia Vol II) which Dr Guillemard edited. £5. 14. 0. was paid to Dr Wallace in 1904, being the finish-up of the edition of Vol I. Dr Gregory edited the new edition (1907), which was an entirely new work, and your father’s own words in a letter of June 20. 1904 were "Of course if you decide to have a new book altogether, that is entirely beyond our original agreement".

Yours faithfully | Edward Stanford, Ltd., | Edward Stanford I [signature] | Governing Director.

P.S. I hope I may be allowed to express my personal sympathy with you & your family. I must have known Dr Wallace for nearly 40 years. E.S.[signature]


1. Typed across the top of the page

"All communications &c. should be sent to the address below, not to Cockspur St[reet]. or Charring Cross.

Telegraphic Addresss: Zeitgeist, London. Telephone: 4284 Gerrard".

2. Top left corner of the page is the stamp "Edward Stanford. By appointment. Geographer to the King".

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