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Record number: WCP2071

Sent by:
David Alec Wilson
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
13 June 1912

Sent by David Alec Wilson, Author's Club, 2 Whitehall Court, S.W. to Alfred Russel Wallace, [Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset] on 13 June 1912.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


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LETTER (WCP2071.1961)

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

Held by:
British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46442 ff. 162-163
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the David Alec Wilson Literary Estate.

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[[1]] 1




13 6 [19]12

Dear Mrs Wallace,

The thoughtful kindness of Mr & Miss Wallace yesterday left one nothing to do but step into the train, & [[2]] changing at Poole for the first & last time, I had a swift and pleasant run home, i.e. to London.

I am very grateful indeed for your kindness in allowing me so long [[3]] an interview. As I thought last night of what he had said to me about the true and natural kind of society, and listened to babbling around me (such as one reads in the newspapers), I felt his utterances were [[4]] like the harmony of perfect music, & the common talk around like the noises in the street.

With best regards to Mr Wallace & Miss Wallace, & in hopes of seeing you all again I remain, Yours truly | David Alec Wilson2 [signature]3


1. In top left hand corner Authors' Club printed logo and printed beneath "Telephone, Victoria 3160 (6 lines), Telegrams "Azyrites, London"."

2. Wilson, David Alec (1864-1933). Author.

3. Lower right hand corner British Museum stamp.

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