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Sent by:
William Lewery Blackley
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
On:
7 July 1879

Sent by William Lewery Blackley, North Waltham Rectory, Micheldever, Hampshire to Alfred Russel Wallace [none given] on 7 July 1879.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna

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LETTER (WCP2625.2515)

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

Held by:
British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46440 ff. 24-25
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the William Lewery Blackley Literary Estate.

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[[1]]1

North Waltham Rectory,

Micheldever, Hants.2

July 7. 1879

My dear Sir

Your kind letter is one of many encouraging proofs that the scheme I have long had at heart is laying hold upon thinking men. I am especially glad to hear its treatment in my two articles has given you pleasure, as I feel that I have thus unconsciously made some little return for the enjoyment and instruction I have received from several of things hearing you name. [[2]]

The matter is not, I am glad to say, standing still. We have a Committee for the promotion of the subject, & which the enclosed refers, and which is daily increasing in members. I am sure I may rely upon your giving any aid you can, as opportunity may serve, to the advancement of the cause by pen or in conversation. we shall shortly issue a sort of summery of the subject, as a manifesto of our Society (which is totally apart from politices). If you will give us your name as a supporter of the principle of my proposals, we shall be [[3]] 3 glad to include it with those of many other eminent and influential adherents already gained[?] to the cause.

Blelieve me, | with cordial thanks for your sympathetic letter, | very truly yours | W[illia]m L. Blackley [signature]

ENDNOTES

1. There is a catalogue/reference number inscribed in the top, right-hand, corner of the page. It reads "24".

2. The address is printed in red ink.

3. There is a catalogue/reference number inscribed in the top, right-hand, corner of the page. It reads "25".

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