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Record number: WCP2637

Sent by:
John Stuart Blackie
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
16 September 1882

Sent by John Stuart Blackie, Kinnaird, Pitlochry to Alfred Russel Wallace, [Nutwood Cottage, Frith Hill, Godalming] on 16 September 1882.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


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LETTER (WCP2637.2527)

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

Held by:
British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46440 ff. 50-51
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the John Stuart Blackie Literary Estate.

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16 Sept[ember]. 1882

My dear Sir,

How have you managed with the Sellar affair? -- I made some slight alteration, so as to avoid all possible ambiguity; and come what will a second edition. But of course3 [[2]] course what they want is to falsify history; and that I will not do. Be so kind as let me know what your disciple has done.

I hope you received my volumes of Clearance Pamphlets which I requested not Dr Milittle[?] to send to you. When you are done with them, be so good as return them to my address

No. 9. Douglas Crescent


I shall [[3]]4 I shall be here till 1st October.

Sincerely yours | John S. Blackie5[signature]


1. R Blackey is written in the upper left hand corner.

2. 50 is written in the upper right hand corner.

3. 46640. is written vertically along the edge of the lower left hand corner.

4. 51 is written in the upper right hand corner.

5. Blackie, John Stuart (1809-1895). Scottish scholar.

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