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Record number: WCP2569

Sent by:
William Allingham
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
19 November 1877

Sent by William Allingham, 12 Trafalgar Square, Chelsea, S.W. to Alfred Russel Wallace [none given] on 19 November 1877.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


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LETTER (WCP2569.2459)

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

Held by:
British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46439 ff. 159-160
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the William Allingham Literary Estate.

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12 Trafalgar Square,

Chelsea, S.W.

Nov[ember] 19.[18]77

Dear Sir,

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, [[2]] 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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