A typical letter typewritten in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 1
Transcriber: Buckingham, Amanda Belle
Transcription date: September 4, 2014
Scrutiny: 04/09/2014 - Benny, Ruth;
Signed off: no
The Lyceum Club Bureau
128, Piccadilly, London, W.
May 8th. 1908
Dr. ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE, LL.D., D.C.L., F.R.S.,
Dear Dr. Wallace,
I have to thank you for your kind letter of May 5th. I do not think that the "Delineator" would be prepared to take 1,000 words on the subject of "Are the Dead Alive?". [sic] They have only authorized me to get for them 400 words, and all those who have contributed to the series as yet have kept me within this limit.
I think that the "Delineator" would be satisfied with a statement of beliefs and opinions from you, as you suggest, and would be willing to pay £5 for this, if I can count on it on Tuesday morning.
I am, | Yours faithfully, | V M Alcock2 [signature]
1. Writtem in the top left of the page in an unidentified hand is "Asked for wire to say will send cheque on receipt".
4. Alcock, Violet May (1878-1952); instrumental in the formation of the Lyceum Club for women.
REFERENCES IN ENDNOTES:
Booth, Keith. (2002). Initial Findings on Charles William Alcock (1842-1907). <www.thefa.com/~/media/E87C93A39F514880B52E9BDE12573288.ashx> [accessed 30 June 2014]
International Association of Lyceum Clubs (2012). History - the beginnings. <http://www.lyceumclub.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=85&Itemid=104&lang=en> [accessed 30 June 2014]
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