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Record number: WCP2711

Sent by:
John Bruce Wallace
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
13 March 1901

Sent by John Bruce Wallace, 59 St John's Park, Upper Holloway, London, N. to Alfred Russel Wallace [none given] on 13 March 1901.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna



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LETTER (WCP2711.2601)

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

Held by:
British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46440 f. 221
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the John Bruce Wallace Literary Estate.

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59 St. John's Park,

Upper Holloway,

London, N.

13 March, 1901.

Dear Dr. Wallace,

Thank you very much for your kind letter.

I quite agree with your high estimate of Mr. Richardson's2 book. I happened to be staying with him from Saturday until Tuesday morning, at Lincoln, where I went to speak for the local Peace Association.

Dr Herron3 is certainly a man who is going to accom- [[2]] -plish something. I saw a good deal of him some years ago when he was in London. His comrades in the Social Crusade4 are also strong men. A visit from Dr. Herron and Stitt Wilson5 to this country would I am sure do good -- especially among the people who are still inside the churches. They cannot come at present, but expect to be able in the course of this year.

Yours, with great esteem, | J. Bruce Wallace6 [signature]


1. Page numbered 221 in pencil in top RH corner.

2. ARW wrote the foreward to John Richardson's 1901 work "The Education Problem and Its Solution" a seven chapter excerpt from Richardson's larger study How It Can Be Done.

3. Herron, George D. (1862-1925). American clergyman, lecturer, writer, and Christian Socialist activist.

4. The Christian Socialist movement in America emerged in the late 1880s. Many prominent leaders of the early Social Democratic Party and its successor, the Socialist Party of America, were Christian Socialists. Of particular importance to the early American Socialist Party were the "Social Crusaders," a loose grouping organized by George Herron and centred around the monthly magazine The Social Crusader.

5. Stitt Wilson, Jackson (J. Stitt Wilson) (1868-1942). Christian Socialist American politician during the first decades of the 20th Century.

6. Wallace, J. Bruce (no dates available). Founder Member of the Garden City Association and of the Brotherhood Church, which provided a platform for discussion for spiritualists and anti-vaccinationists, amongst others. The Cloisters, Letchworth Garden City became the base for the Alpha Union set up by Wallace, who organised summer schools and residential courses there.

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