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Record number: WCP606

Sent by:
Oscar Albert Yunck
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
23 January 1913

Sent by Oscar Albert Yunck, West Hampstead, London to Alfred Russel Wallace, [Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset] on 23 January 1913.

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


Re. Wallace's 90th birthday, congratulating him on reaching his centenary decade and on his achievements; mentioning the late Thomas Sims and his assistant Florence Howell.

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LETTER (WCP606.606)

A typical letter handwritten by author in English.

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/8/135
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Oscar Albert Yunck Literary Estate.

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8 Palmerston Rd, West Hamstead, N.W.

January 23rd 1913

To Dr. Alfred Russell[sic] Wallace, O.M, F.R.G.S &c.

The Old Orchard, Broadstone, Dorset

Mr Oscar Albert Yunck [2 words illeg.] respect that, this missive finds the [one word illegible] of this scientific world, Victorian, Edwardian & Georgian will, as can be expected, & that the last decade for centenarianship will be fortified with all the surrounding congenial family atmosphere, by though which the illustrious minded recipient will be able to dedicate the remaining [1 word illeg.] of the amiable[?] to further enlighten the of present ruler legislation of this [1 word illeg.] a devote their consciences for this [[2]] annotation of the respected multitudes located on the acknowledges geographic lena furina.

The writer has been paired to hear this morning from the remaining link of the past by through which he had the everlasting honor of knowing the [1 word illeg.], the [2 words illeg.], the [1 word illeg.] [3 words illeg.] may able [3 word illeg.] this [2 word illeg.] passed working too them father his convalence (if the preservers) after a few weeks a reciprical of Floyd Georges. It will be this [3 word illeg.] in which I make the journey from in Eternity.

Which is not Humanity [end of manuscript]

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