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Record number: WCP18

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace
14 December 1892

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace [none given] on 14 December 1892.

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01 June 2002 by Lucas, Paula J.


Writes about William's friendship with [Portheim] at Siemens; sister Violet; William's mother's query as to the fate of a medal.

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A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/1/18
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Parkstone, Dorset

Dec[ember]. 14th. 1892

My dear Will

If you will consider that I wrote under the impression that Portheim was a stranger to you till you met him at Seimens you will see that there is nothing unreasonable or suspicious in my letter. Both Max & Violet are astonished to hear he is an old friend of yours. Both thought from your letters that you had never spoken to him before.

Of course as you know him well, I am quite pleased that you should be with him [[2]] to make any arrangements you like. I dare say Miss Chof -- will be satisfied with 2 weeks notice.

Put to the vote!

Carried unanimously!

Ma wants particularly to know what they have done with the medal.

In haste, to save post | Your affectionate Papa | Alfred R. Wallace. [signature]

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