A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Total Pages : 4
Pages with text: 3
Transcriber: Price, Victoria
Transcription date: May 5, 2015
Scrutiny: 05/05/2015 - Benny, Ruth;
Signed off: no
12 Trafalgar Square,
I received t[he] enclosed tonight from Dr Carpenter¹, & it seems the best course to send all to you, & beg you to read & return them to me. I have had no other communication with Dr Carpenter on t[he] subject, but this appears to be his wish in writing to me.
I will only add that I am confident you will see the desirability, on several grounds, [] of administering whatever statements you deem necessary in as little irritating a form as possible; & further that I am myself absolutely impoverished in the matter personally [1 word illeg.]
I have the honour to be yours faithfully | W Allingham² [signature]
Alfred R Wallace Esq [2 words illeg.] &c. &c.
1. William Benjamin Carpenter (1813-1885). English physician, physiologist, zoologist and critic of spiritualism.
2. William Allingham (1824-1889). Irish poet and editor of Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country.
3. W. Allingham written large in pencil in the centre of the top half of the last page.
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