Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Broadstone, Wimborne to Wilfrid Scawen Blunt [none given] on 24 October 1904.
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Transcriber: Pearson, Keon
Transcription date: July 19, 2013
Scrutiny: 19/07/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
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Oct[ob]er 24th. 1904
Wilfrid Scawen Blunt Esq.
My dear Mr. W.S. Blunt1
Many thanks for you very handsome present of Pheasants, which are a very acceptable addition to our somewhat monstrous fare here, as I eat only beef, and game, "for my stomachs sake"2 -- as St. Paul said of wine.
I hope whenever you happen to be in this neighborhood you will give us a call, as [] I should be much pleased to have a little more talk with you, on matters scientific & Revolutionary!
Believe me | Yours very sincerely | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
1. Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (1840 - 1922) English poet and political writer
2. The Biblical passage to which Wallace here refers is 1 Tim 5:23, which in full is "Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for they stomach's sake and thine often infirmities".
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