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Birth announcement for Wallace's son

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        Holly House, Barking, E.
                  Decr. 31st. 1872

Dear Fanny
                       Bertie has got a brother, born last night at 9.30. Annie is pretty well. The baby weighs more than Bertie did, & seems to be about and  inch taller, and decidedly better looking than Bertie was at the same age.     I am now more busy than ever at the house as we are just doing the waterworks & internal fittings.
                               In haste
                        Your affectionate
[signed]                    Alfred R.Wallace

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