Letter (WCP6354.7349)


British Association for the Advancement of Science,



April 15, 1930

W. G. Wallace2, Esq[uire].

Dear Sir,

I am very glad to hear that you are able to visit Down3 tomorrow. While I cannot be sure myself of returning from my office, my wife has been in communication with your sister4, and looks forward to seeing you all.

Yours very faithfully, | O. J. R. Howath5 [signature]

[Note in pencil in recipient’s hand]

April 16th

Visited Down with Bessie6, children7 & Violet & presented a photo of ARW by Elliott & Fry8. Rec[eive]d no acknowledgement.

The letter is typewritten and signed in ink. The page is numbered [WP16/1/3] in pencil in the top RH corner.
Wallace, William Greenell (1871-1951) Electrical engineer, second son and third child of ARW.
Down House, the home of Charles Darwin from 1842-1882, was held as a memorial by the British Association for the Advancement of Science, "in custody for the Nation".
Wallace, Violet Isabel (1869-1945) Daughter and second child of ARW, sister of William Greenell Wallace.
Howarth, Osbert John Radcliffe (1877-1954) Secretary of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 1909-1946.
Wallace, Elizabeth Carr (neé Whittle) (1888-1976) Wife of William Greenell Wallace.
Wallace, Alfred John Russel (1922- ), and Wallace, Richard Russel (1924-), sons of William Greenell Wallace.
A Victorian photography studio founded in 1863 by Joseph John Elliott (1835-1903) and Clarence Edmund Fry (1840-1897). The firm's core business was taking and publishing photographs of the Victorian public and social, artistic, scientific and political luminaries.

Please cite as “WCP6354,” in Beccaloni, G. W. (ed.), Ɛpsilon: The Alfred Russel Wallace Collection accessed on 5 May 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/wallace/letters/WCP6354