Sent by Wynford Brierley, Parkstone, Coombe Road, New Malden, Surrey to Alfred Russel Wallace, [Old Orchard, Broadstone, Dorset] on 14 November 1908.
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Transcriber: Benny, Ruth
Transcription date: October 15, 2014
Scrutiny: 15/10/2014 - Benny, Ruth;
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November 14th 1908
Dear Dr Wallace,
On Monday last after sending the announcement of the Order of Merit conferred upon you, I felt strongly impressed to write the enclosed congratulation, but though afterwards not being a friend or an acquaintance, even, I ought not to thus intrude.
If, however I say that for the past seven years I have had your portrait hung in my bedroom, out of affectionate regard for your great services of a religious, social and scientific character, and particularly for your splendid courage in regard to psychic matters, I think you wise perhaps not to disposed to resent the congratulations of a stranger.
I have had some remarkable experience of a psychical nature in regard to my inventions. an account of which I hope someday to give to the world.
In my leisure moments too, I have written over 200 poems, some of which have been illustrated by lantern slides.
I have had much useful guidance and evidence beyond all doubt of the existence of spirit friends.
Yours most sincerely | Wynford Brierley [signature]
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