Re. Bates' appointment to the Royal Geographical Society.
A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Saint-Smith, Lucy
Transcription date: February 16, 2012
Scrutiny: 18/04/2012 - Szentgyorgyi, Katherine; 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
5, Westbourne Grove Terrace, w.
I heard last night from Robinson that you are duly elected to the Post at the Royal Geog[raphical Society]. I most heartily congratulate you on it, I hope you nicely keep it many years & not find it very hard work.
Do not forget to send me two or three tickets for your lecture at the Horticultural [Society].
There is a proposal of an [] Entomological dinner at Mrs Saunders this year. A meeting will be held at the Society’s Rooms on Monday at 4.pm. Can you come?
Yours very truly | Alfred R Wallace [signature]
1. "1863 or 64?" appears to be a later addition written in pencil
2. Henry Walter Bates (1825-1892), English naturalist and explorer
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