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Previous Numbers WMS/ALS: Wallace
Level Item
Extent 1 file (containing 1 document)
Title Wallace, Edgar (Richard Horatio) (1875-1932), writer
Date 1931
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Name Wallace, Edgar, 1875-1932.
Description Signed autograph letter by Wallace (formerly held in the Western Manuscripts collection's Autograph Letters Sequence), written on board RMS Empress of Britain to his doctor, thanking him for a gargle and asking for details of a spray used for catarrhal conditions. From the ship's details it appears that the letter dates from 1931 when Wallace was on his way from Britain to the USA, where he was to die suddenly after completing the screenplay to King Kong.
Acquisition Details Purchased from Sophie Dupré, June 1995.
Accession Number acc. 349891
Access Status Open
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Language English
Finding Aids Database description transcribed from Richard Aspin and Christopher Hilton's typescript supplement to S.A.J Moorat's Catalogue of Western Manuscripts.
MaterialType Archives - Non-digital
System No. f062a702-28ea-486f-88f9-209d27bf47dc