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Record number: WCP2061

Sent by:
Sibell Brandon
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
22 August 1911

Sent by Sibell Brandon, Oakbrook, Ravenscourt Park, W. to Alfred Russel Wallace, [Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset] on 22 August 1911.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


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LETTER (WCP2061.1951)

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

Held by:
British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46442 f. 148
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Sibell Brandon Literary Estate.

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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 [[2]]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.

[[3]] 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]


1. Written in the top left of the page in an unidentified hand is "Sibell".

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