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Record number: WCP1388

Sent by:
F. L. H. Millard
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
23 November 

Sent by F. L. H. Millard, Aspatria, Cumberland to Alfred Russel Wallace [address not recorded] on 23 November .

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23 May 2011 by NHM


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LETTER (WCP1388.1167)

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Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/8/199
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the F. L. H. Millard Literary Estate.

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Nov[ember] 23rd.

Dear Sir,

I have read with the most intense interest your book on "man's place in this Universe" - & feel very grateful to you for producing such a book.

The conclusions you arrive at have such an important bearing upon the whole of [[2]] religious life & thought, that I venture to ask if you could supply me with a few maps & charts by which to illustrate the book to uneducated people.

It is my intention to go through it in a popular sort of way [[3]] with a class of men here. I am not however good at producing diagrams. Perhaps if you c[oul]d lend me a few, illustrating each chapter, I might get large ones made which would be invaluable for lecture work. The whole <setting?> of your book is so entirely valuable that I feel the best those who appreciate it can do is to make it known as lucidly & as intelligently as possible.


I hope you will pardon the liberty I take in addressing you,

Believe me | Very faithfully Yours | F. L. H. Millard2 [signature]

To Professor Wallace

[MS illeg]


1The word ''Answ[ere]d'' written here in pencil, presumably in Wallace's hand.

2 Millard, Frederick Luke Holland (unavailable). Author of A Short History of Elementary Education in England.

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