Birthday congratulations and general admiration
Sea view rd,
To Dr. A.R.
Please accept my heartiest congratulations on this your ninetieth
birthday, wishing you the utmost happiness & hoping that you
may be spared to us a long while yet; I was glad to read in Mondays
D.[aily]N.[ews] & L.[eader] that that [sic] you are still on
the warpath, preaching more agitation -more determination, would
you could infuse more of that spirit into own so- called leaders
today; so that they in their turn could impart more of it to us the
rank & file, for I realize that we all must do our
part. In saying how much I owe to you for
the pleasure I have had in reading what you have given us by your
pen, as naturalist, traveller, scientist, Socialist, Anti
vaccinationist, I can only say that it is my sincere wish that you
do not trouble to acknowledge this letter for I feel we cannot
spare the slightest effort on your part from the more useful work
you have in hand.
I am yours respectfully
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