WCP6081

Letter (WCP6081.7031)

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ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

KENSINGTON GORE

LONDON

S.W.7

August 13th, 1931.

Dear Madam,

On August 5 we received a letter from your brother, Mr. W.G. Wallace2, informing us of your generous desire to present to this Society3 a large armchair which formerly belonged to and for many years was constantly used by your late father, D[octo]r. Alfred Russel Wallace. My clerk in my absence acknowledged this letter, and your brother now suggests that I should write to you direct.

I have little hesitation in saying that the Council would be very glad indeed to accept your gift, and that as they cannot be consulted now I hope that you will accept my assurance to that effect. As I understand that you are leaving your house at the end of the month you will probably be employing some firm of removers, and it might be most convenient to ask them to arrange to pack and deliver the chair to us at our expense. I shall be glad to know whether you consider this a suitable arrangement. I should have been [2]4 glad to call myself to thank you for your proposal and to see the proferred [sic] gift, but find it difficult at the moment to get away from London.

Yours very truly, | Arthur R Hinks [signature]

Secretary.

Miss Wallace.

The letter is typewritten and signed by the author in ink. The page is numbered [WP16/2/58] [f1 of 2] in pencil in the top RH corner.

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Wallace, William Greenell (1871-1951) Electrical engineer, second son and third child of ARW, brother of the recipient (see Endnote 2)..
A learned society and professional body for geography and geographers, founded in 1830.

The page is numbered (2) in typescript at the centre top and [WP16/2/58, f2 of 2] in pencil in the top RH corner.

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Letter (cc) (WCP6081.7893)

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August 13th, 1931.

Dear Madam,

On August 5 we received a letter from your brother, Mr. W.G. Wallace1, informing us of your generous desire to present to this Society a large armchair which formerly belonged to and was for many years constantly used by your late father, Dr. Alfred Russel Wallace. My clerk in my absence acknowledged this letter, and your brother now suggests that I should write to you direct.

I have little hesitation in saying that the Council would be very glad indeed to accept your gift, and that as they cannot be consulted now I hope that you will accept my assurance to that effect. As I understand that you are leaving your house at the end of the month you will probably be employing some firm of removers, and it might be most convenient to ask them to arrange to pack and deliver the chair to us at our expense. I shall be glad to know whether you consider this a suitable arrangement. I should have been [2] glad to call myself to thank you for your proposal and to see the proferred gift, but find it difficult at the moment to get away from London.

Yours very truly | Secretary.

Miss Wallace

Wallace, William Greenell (1871-1951). Alfred Russel Wallace's son.

Please cite as “WCP6081,” in Beccaloni, G. W. (ed.), Ɛpsilon: The Alfred Russel Wallace Collection accessed on 5 May 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/wallace/letters/WCP6081