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Record number: WCP1386

Sent by:
James Marshall
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
24 December 1911

Sent by James Marshall, Carthew, Poole Park, Dorset to Alfred Russel Wallace, [Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset] on 24 December 1911.

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23 May 2011 by NHM


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LETTER (WCP1386.1165)

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Natural History Museum
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NHM WP1/8/197
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Copyright of the James Marshall Literary Estate.

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Poole Park,


Dec[embe]r 24. 1911

My Dear Dr. Russel Wallace

I cannot communicate with all the friends I am in sympathy with, I have only time to send Christmas greetings to a few for whom I have the most sincere regard, and as I cash my thoughts round, I feel that you justly merit my first consideration, especially so, since you have been very much on my mind, after knowing, as a Fellow of the Royal Society, you have expressed strong disapproval of Mr Lloyd George's1 Insurance [[2]] Bill. As long ago as July I recorded my feeble protest against it, when paying a tribute to the far-reaching Effects of my friend Dr. Allinson's2 propaganda.

I enclose, or rather send by post, a copy of the''Weekly Times'' that at your leisure you may see what I have said about it.

In this week's issue of the same paper I have [[3]] written under "What is Democracy" and H. S. Schuttess Young K. C has a good letter on the Insurance Bill under the "Open Forum".

I hope to have the pleasure of calling to enquire how you are, during the vacation: You may be able to explain to me the cause of the phenomenon of the "Majic Board" [sic].

Now wishing you all the good you desire and deserve

I remain | Yours very sincerely

James Marshall3 [signature]


1 George, Earl David Lloyd (1863 - 1945). British Liberal Prime Minister (1916 - 22), politician and statesman.

2 Allinson, Dr. Thomas Richard (1858 - 1918). British doctor, dietetic reformer, businessman and journalist.

3 Marshall, James. No biographical information available.

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