A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Linden, Tess
Transcription date: August 19, 2013
Scrutiny: 19/08/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
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. [] 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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