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Record number: WCP1254

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Violet Isabel Wallace
7 August [?1898]

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to Violet Isabel Wallace [none given] on 7 August [?1898].

Record created:
23 May 2011 by NHM


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LETTER (WCP1254.1033)

A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/2/136
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Parkstone, Dorset.

Sunday, Aug.[ust] 7th.

My dear Violet1

I enclose card which came this morning showing that are all right both in Biology & Botany. I only wish you had gone in for Advanced as the questions seemed no more difficult than in the Elementary. I suppose you were up till midnight last night observing the snow-cap of Mars, which is now very large, & Mars is nearest the Earth. Saturn also can be seen in the Evening early with a very narrow ring. [[2]] Venus too could be seen splendidly just before sunrise, so you will have plenty of telescope work.

Kind regards to Mrs. Fisher2 & the Doctor, and

Believe me | Your affectionate Papa | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]


1. Violet Isabel Wallace (1869-1945), daughter of Alfred Russel Wallace.

2. Arabella Burton Fisher (1840-1929), nee Buckley, secretary for Charles Lyell.

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