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Record number: WCP2580

Sent by:
Edward William Cox
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
14 July 

Sent by Edward William Cox, 36 Russell Square to Alfred Russel Wallace [none given] on 14 July .

Record created:
30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


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LETTER (WCP2580.2470)

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

Held by:
British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46439 f. 185
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Edward William Cox Literary Estate.

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36 Russell Sq[ua]re

14 July2

My Dear Sir

I have just r[e]c[eived]d a note from Mrs Winnards'[?] saying she will be having tea with me this evening for a quiet seance [word illeg. crossed-out]. Will you & Mrs Wallace join at 7-30 -- no dressing -- quite only a few friends. If this sh[oul]d reach [[2]] you too late for the tea at 7-30 look in at my home before before 10.

Y[ou]rs truly | E. William Cox [signature]3,4

A. Wallace Esq


1. There is a catalogue/reference number inscribed in the top right-hand corner of the page. It reads "185".

2. Positioned immediately below the incomplete date, someone has written "Before 1879".

3. Cox, Edward William (1809-1879). English lawyer, journalist and publisher.

4. The official stamp of the British Museum is positioned above the signature.

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