Sent by Sibell Brandon, Oakbrook, Ravenscourt Park, W to Alfred Russel Wallace, [Old Orchard, Broadstone, Dorset] on 22 August 1911.
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Transcriber: Benny, Ruth
Transcription date: November 11, 2014
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RAVENSCOURT PARK, W.
Aug[ust]. 22. 1911
Dear Dr Wallace,
I do not know how to tell you how entirely grateful I feel to you for your careful scrutiny & criticism of my Brother's translation which, with your kind letter, reached []me this morning.
I am forwarding both to my Brother. How he will appreciate all your kindness!
He too will be sorry -- as I am -- to hear you are suffering so badly from rheumatism. I sincerely hope the trouble will soon pass & that you may enjoy your usual good health thro[ugh] many a long full day to come.
[] My Brother's news is much the same. He is well & manages to keep his imagination well occupied -- probably the most necessary thing, under the circumstances. And we must possess our hearts in patience.
this awful Labour Strife -- the horrors & the sorrow of it all! -- seems to have taken the life -- or rather, the joy of life out of me. I have been able to think of nothing else & can only hope & pray for happier days for this dear England.
--Accept please, my beautiful "Thank you" & give all kindly greetings to Mrs Wallace & your daughter.
Sincerely & gratefully yours, | Sibell Brandon [signature]
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