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Record number: WCP268

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Violet Isabel Wallace
8 February 1896

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to Violet Isabel Wallace [none given] on 8 February 1896.

Record created:
01 June 2002 by Lucas, Paula J.


Re. bacon sent by Eleanor.

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LETTER (WCP268.268)

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

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/2/67
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Parkstone, Dorset

Feb.[ruar]y 8th. 1896

My dear Violet1

Thanks -- many thanks -- to Eleanor2 for the bacon! Give them to her! The bacon is good in flavour, -- but I like it fatter. Next time you are ordering any ask him to send me (by post) 21/2 lbs. from the middle of the back, -- that will be 6d postage. If you tell me how much a pound it is I will send [[2]] a postal order & then, if I find it always good I will have it regularly.

I enclose draft of letter of thanks -- not too gushing, & just suggesting politely that you expect the odd £15 next year. We have not heard from Will since.

In great haste | Your affectionate Pa | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]


1. ARW’s daughter Violet Isabel (1869 - 1945).

2. Eleanor Mildred Sidgwick, psychical investigator (1845-1936).

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