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Record number: WCP563

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D. Rhys Phillips
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
11 January 1913

Sent by D. Rhys Phillips, Swansea, Wales to Alfred Russel Wallace [address not recorded] on 11 January 1913.

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01 June 2002 by Lucas, Paula J.


Congratulating Wallace on reaching his 90th birthday, mentioning his connections with the Usk, Neath and Swansea districts and offering a copy of Phillips' book "The Romantic History of the Monastic Libraries of Wales, Celtic and Mediaeval Periods."

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LETTER (WCP563.563)

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Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/8/92
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the D. Rhys Phillips Literary Estate.

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The Welsh Bibliographical Society


Secretary: D. RHYS PHILLIPS, F.L.A.




11 Jan[uary]. 1913

Dr. A.R. Wallace,

Dear Sir,

As a native of the Vale of NHeath[?], where you spent many years of early manhood, I beg to send a word of congratulation to you on reachhaving another milestone on the rload of life. Your associations with the Usk and the , Neath and Swansea district,s prompt us Welsh people to take a keen interest in the great services to science which through life you have [[2]] rendered.

I have lately published "The Romantic History of the Monastic Libraries of Wales, Celtic and Mediaeval Periods"4 (5th-16th cent.) It is the first everwork[?] written on the subject, and it has already circulated all over the world, from India to the United States. If you will accept a copy of the work from me, I shall have much pleasure in presenting you with one.

[1 word illeg.] I remain |

Yours very faithfully, |

D. Rhys Phillips5 [signature]|

(Librarian-in-charge of the Welsh & Celtic [?] Library, Swansea[?]) [signature]


1. Annotated "Answd" in ink in the top left corner of p.1.

2. Annotation "[WP1/8/92]", including square brackets, in pencil on the right of the page above the address.

3. A single diagonal hand-written line crosses through the words "Bibliographical" and "Cymdaethas" in the first two lines of the printed header "Welsh...Cymru" .

4. Phillips, David Rhys (1912). The romantic history of the monastic libraries of Wales from the fifth to the sixteenth centuries (celtic and mediaeval periods). Published by the author. Swansea.

5. Phillips, David Rhys (1862-1952), librarian, one of the founders in 1906 of the Welsh Bibliographical Society and its secretary from 1907 to 1951.

We are sir, | Jan Oled[?] Seub[?] [signature] | New & Co [signature]

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