Letter (WCP6218.7195)





2. VIII.1932

Dear Mr Wallace2,

Please give my kind regards to your sister3when you see her & say how much I hope that this change will help her to recover.

It was a beautiful thought to give the chair to the R[oyal]. G[eographical]. S[ociety]4. I always think of your father at the Ent[omological]. Soc[iety]5. when I see the writing [2] slope there & constantly in use, which he always used. With kind regards,

Yours sincerely, | E. B. Poulton6. [signature]


W. G. Wallace Esq[ui]re


Ensbury Park


The page is numbered WP16/1/125 [1 of 2] in pencil in the top LH corner.
Wallace, William Greenell (1871-1951) Electrical engineer, second son and third child of ARW.
Wallace, Violet Isabel (1869-1945) ARW’s daughter and sister of the recipient.
A learned society and professional body for geography and geographers, founded in 1830.
The Entomological Society of London (now the Royal Entomological Society) was founded in 1833, the successor to a number of short-lived societies dating back to 1745.
Poulton, Edward Bagnall (1856-1943) British evolutionary biologist, friend of ARW and lifelong advocate of natural selection. He did pioneering work on warning or protective colouration in animals and became Hope Professor of Zoology at the University of Oxford in 1893.
The envelope is numbered WP16/1/125 [2 of 2] in pencil in the top LH corner and postmarked "ST. HELENS I. O. WIGHT [time illeg.] am 2 AU 32".

Envelope (WCP6218.7196)

Envelope addressed to "W. G. Wallace Esqre, Doveshill, Ensbury Park, Bournemouth", with stamp, postmarked "I. OF WIGHT | [?] AM | 2 AU | 32". [Envelope (WCP6218.7196)]

Please cite as “WCP6218,” in Beccaloni, G. W. (ed.), Ɛpsilon: The Alfred Russel Wallace Collection accessed on 5 May 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/wallace/letters/WCP6218