Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to Violet Isabel Wallace [none given] on 8 February 1896.
Re. bacon sent by Eleanor.
A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Noriega, Melisa
Transcription date: July 11, 2013
Scrutiny: 11/07/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
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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 [] 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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