Re. recovery of his eyesight, one still inflamed, lost opportunity to view Mars with his telescope, accumulation of reading, writing and chess playing; discovery of a doctor (Turner) at Poole, who is a fellow orchid enthusiast; request for any spare plants if Violet should visit (orchid house) at Liverpool; purchase of educational books for her; unsuitability of Parkstone house for children, but Eleanor and her child may visit; sending two annotated numbers of the "Vaccination Enquirer", impossibility of trusting doctors or officials on the subject.
Wallace, W. G. & Wallace, Violet. (1916). IV Home Life. 103-138. In: Marchant, James. Alfred Russel Wallace Letters and Reminiscences, Vol. 2. Cassell and Company, Ltd, London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne. i-vi, 1-291. [p. 114]