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Record number: WCP1362

Sent by:
Charles Reginald Enock
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
3 October 1913

Sent by Charles Reginald Enock, Valley Croft, Northwood, Middlesex to Alfred Russel Wallace, [Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset] on 3 October 1913.

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23 May 2011 by NHM


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LETTER (WCP1362.1141)

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

originally enveloped at WP1/8/148.

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/8/174
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Charles Reginald Enock Literary Estate.

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Oct[ober] 3 / [19]13

Dear Dr Wallace

I observe your book announced and must get it. You can command the publisher, but I have not yet been able to get one for my “Human Geography and Industry Planning” -- written mainly two years ago!

I think the enclosed abstract of my lecture to the [word illeg] Section of the British Association recently will interest you.

I am lecturing at Ruskin College, and elsewhere, on the subject; and intend, if my resources will permit, to go through the country and lecture and arouse the public conscience. My whole mind is filled with indignation at the present condition of our “civilization” (we are nothing but a pack of undeveloped human monkeys as far as true collective life [[2]] is concerned)[.] In our slums children die or live in misery, whilst our resources are monopolized or frittered away. You will see I proposed the establishment of a “Society of Human Geography”.

Can you not help me some way in this work?

Sincerely yours | C.R. Enock1 [signature]4

Dr. Alfred Russel Wallace


1. There is an underlined note written in the top, left-hand, corner of the page. It reads: "Answ[ere]d Oct[ober] 8 ". Below the underline is written "[word illeg] C & Hall)".

2. There is a catalogue/reference number inscribed at the top, right-hand, corner of the page. It reads "WPI / 8 / 174".

3. The direction for sending telegrams is placed towards the left-hand margin on the original letter.

4. Enock, Charles Reginald (1868-1970). British engineer, geographer and Latin American specialist.

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