Sent by Oscar Albert Yunck, West Hampstead, London to Alfred Russel Wallace, [Old Orchard, Broadstone, Dorset] on 23 January 1913.
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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Transcriber: Truong, Michael
Transcription date: July 8, 2011
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
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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 [] 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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