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Record number: WCP5118

Sent by:
John H. Osborne
Sent to:
William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace
[not recorded]

Sent by John H. Osborne, [none given] to William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace [none given] on  .

Record created:
04 March 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP5118.5625)

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

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP16/1/151
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the John H. Osborne Literary Estate.

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Dear Will,

Returned after many days & with many thanks.

I found much to interest me in the book & greatly admire the Author's courage and patience in some exceedingly trying circumstances. His persistent efforts to achieve the objects he had in hand, even when bowled over with fever &c.. amidst conditions lacking every ordinary comfort, deserved all & even more than the success attached

Yours I John H. Osborne [signature]


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