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Sent by:
H. G. Young
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
On:
8 March 1911

Sent by H. G. Young, Wimborne to Alfred Russel Wallace [address not recorded] on 8 March 1911.

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23 May 2011 by NHM

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LETTER (WCP1492.1271)

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Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/8/292
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Copyright of the H. G. Young Literary Estate.

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[[1]]1

10. Osborne R[oa]d.

Wimborne

8/3/[19]11

Sir,

I hope my presenting myself thus, without invitation or introduction, will not offend you, because I have so often thought I should like to meet you, and this seems to be the only way of attaining my desire.

The only reasons I can give, are, that I feel greatly interested in one of those gentlemen who so revolutionised [[2]] Victorian thought as to make one's intellectual life much greater and grander than it otherwise would have been, that I am a socialist (Clarionette), and that I am a humble student deeply interested in life. I have recently read your "World of Life"2 which I greatly enjoyed, but upon which, I fear, I can offer no learned criticism. As a result of my reading I take this liberty, for which I hope my interest in your work will be some excuse.

P[lease].T[urn].O[ver]. [[3]]

If you would like me to call on you, will you please name some convenient times, and I will then let you know which time fits best with my duties. I am, bye the bye, the youngest Booking Clerk at Wimborne Station; possibly you may have noticed me.

Again, apologising for troubling you, | Yours resectfully, | Henry G. Young3 [signature]

ENDNOTES

1.Written diagonally upward from left to right in the top left corner of the page in an unidentified hand is "Answ[ere]d. Come when we have a servant".

2. World of life: A Manifestation of Creative Power Directive Mind and Ultimate Purpose. Alfred Russel Wallace. First published in 1910.

3. No biographical information available.

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