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Record number: WCP1750

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
24 October 1904

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset, England to Wilfrid Scawen Blunt [none given] on 24 October 1904.

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28 October 2011 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP1750.1635)

A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.

Held by:
West Sussex Record Office
Finding number:
MSS Blunt collection (series 1, box 58)
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Broadstone, Wimborne.

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 [[2]] 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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