Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to Violet Isabel Wallace [none given] on 20 April 1896.
Re. sudden death of Captain Marshall Hall; Violet's proposed walking trip with Ma (Annie Wallace) and Eleanor, letter from Mrs Lowe; Violet's brother William's visit to Bakewell; The Clarionettes, [Clarion Cycling Club] Nunquam, (Robert Blatchford) the Bounder [Edward Ray]; sending weeds and newts to Violet.
A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 3
Transcriber: Noriega, Melisa
Transcription date: July 11, 2013
Scrutiny: 11/07/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
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April 20th, 1896
My dear Violet1
I enclose you a £5 note. Ma tells me she wrote to you on Saturday & I suppose told you of Capt. Marshall Hall’s sudden death. She enclosed you Mrs. Lowe’s letter so, I should think you & Ma & Eleanor, could live there very cheaply. It would cost you about £5 each for travelling there & back. You [] could take tea, & a stash of tinned meat &c. but you must think over it yourselves & decide soon. It is a beautiful country with grand excursions within a dogs walking.
Will had a pleasant time at Bakewell with the Clarionettes, but he was too late for either Mengnam[?] or the others, & the Bounder was not there. I will send [] you the weeds in a day or two & try & get the newts.
In haste | Your affectionate Pa | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
1. Violet Isabel, ARW’s daughter, (1869 - 1945).
2. ARW’s wife, Annie Wallace, (1846 - 1914).
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