Help needed deciphering unknown signatures!

I have been cataloguing letters this week and have come across two signatures that have left me stumped! I wonder if anyone out there can determine the names of the two correspondents?

The first signature (below) is from a letter written to Wallace from the Admirality Office on 15th November 1853 (ignore the superscript 'y' at the beginning of the signature – this belongs to the word before).

The second signature (below) is from a letter written to H. Norton Shaw (Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society) from the Admirality Office on 21st December 1853.

Any suggestions are gratefully received! Please email me at with any ideas.

Thank you!


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