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Record number: WCP567

Sent by:
James, Mr & Mrs Putt
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
12 January 1913

Sent by James, Mr & Mrs Putt, Salcombe, South Devon to Alfred Russel Wallace [address not recorded] on 12 January 1913.

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


Reminding Wallace of the Wallace's stay at his guest house twenty years earlier, and congratulating him on reaching his eighty-ninth (sic) birthday.; Stamped envelope addressed to Alfred Russel Wallace, postmarked on the front Salcombe Devon 12 Jan 1913 and on the back Wimborne 13 Jan 1913; annotated in Alfred Russel Wallace's hand "Salcombe lodgings! 89th birthday!"

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LETTER (WCP567.567)

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Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/8/96(1)
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the James, Mr & Mrs Putt Literary Estate.

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2 Harbour View


South Devon

Janu[uar]y 12th 1913

Dear Sir

My wife wishes me to write to congratulate toy on attaining you 89th Birthday which we saw in the Daily Mail. I don't expect you will remember us but you and your wife stayed with us in a small House 10 Courtenay S[tree]t. Salcombe [[2]] nearly 20 yeards ago and it seemed which we saw it in the paper it quite came back fresh to our memory your visit to Salcombe and the kind way in which both you & your wife spoke of our lodgings. You will be glad to know we are living in a larger house now further up the hill with a good view of the Harbour and have been letting lodgings ever since and pleased to say we have done very well hoping with will pardon us for taking the liberty to write to you only my wife felt she would like you to know we saw it in the paper.

Yours respectfully | James Putt

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