WCP6060

Letter (WCP6060.7010)

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THE LINNEAN SOCIETY OF LONDON

BURLINGTON HOUSE,

PICCADILLY, LONDON, W.1.1

24 February 1951.

Dear Sir,

In sending you the enclosed formal letter of thanks, I would like to add my appreciation of your kindness to this Society in sending these interesting MSS. for preservation.

As you may have heard, there is a possibility that a biography of Richard Spruce2 may be published in the next few years. The MSS. you have sent to the Society will of course be made available for consultation here, and should prove of great help. During last summer a young American was so interested in Spruce's MS. Diary3 that he had several pages of it photographed [2] photographed [sic], as well as some of the Russel Wallace original drawings made whilst on the Amazon.

Yours faithfully | Spr Savage [signature] | LIBRARIAN & ASSISTANT SECRETARY.

W.G. Wallace, Esq.,4

61 East Avenue,

Bournemouth.

The printed letter header includes: Telephone: | REGent 1040.
Spruce, Richard (1817-1893). English botanist.
ARW edited and condensed Spruce’s manuscript notebooks, which were published in two volumes: Spruce, R. (1908) Notes of a botanist on the Amazon & Andes: being records of travel on the Amazon and its tributaries, the Trombetas, Rio Negro, Uaupés, Casiquiari, Pacimoni, Huallaga, and Pastasa; as also to the cataracts of the Orinoco, along the eastern side of the Andes of Peru and Ecuador, and the shores of the Pacific, during the years 1849-1864, 2 vols. London, Macmillan.
Wallace, William Greenell (1871-1951). Alfred Russel Wallace's son.

Enclosure (WCP6060.7894)

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The Linnean Society of London

Burlington House,

Piccadilly, London, W.1.

24 February 1951

W.G. Wallace, Esq.1

61 East Avenue,

Bournemouth.

Dear Sir,

I am directed to convey to you the thanks of THE LINNEAN SOCIETY OF LONDON for your present of the following publication(s),

Spruce, R.2 The acclimitisation [sic] of Europeans in Tropical America. MS. 8vo. 6 leaves.

Wallace, A. Russell. (Six autograph letters to William Mitten3, F.L.S.4),

which has/have been received and deposited in the Society's library collection of Manuscripts.

I am, | Yours faithfully, | S. Savage5[signature] | Librarian & Assistant Secretary.

Wallace, William Greenell (1871-1951). Alfred Russel Wallace's son.
Spruce, Richard (1817-1893). English botanist.
Mitten, William (1819-1906). English bryologist and Alfred Russel Wallace's father-in-law.
F.L.S., Fellow of the Linnean Society.
Savage, Spencer (1866-1966). Librarian and Assistant Secretary of the Linnean Society of London.

Please cite as “WCP6060,” in Beccaloni, G. W. (ed.), Ɛpsilon: The Alfred Russel Wallace Collection accessed on 21 September 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/wallace/letters/WCP6060