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Sent by:
M. E. Barentz
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
On:
21 October 1903

Sent by M. E. Barentz, Grensstraat 13, Amsterdam to Alfred Russel Wallace Parkstone, Dorset on 21 October 1903.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna

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LETTER (WCP2717.2607)

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

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British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46440 ff. 233-234
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the M. E. Barentz Literary Estate.

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[[1]]

M. E. BARENTZ

LEERAAR M. O.

AMSTERDAM

GRENSSTRAAT 13

21 Oct[ober]. 1903

A. R. Wallace Esq.

Parkstone

Dorset

Sir,

On behalf of our socialistic publisher A. B. Soep, I take the liberty to kindly beg you for permission to translate 'The Wonderful Century'. Mr Soep regrets not being able to offer you any reasonable terms for the right of translation. But our country is so small and the difficulties with which a Dutch publisher, especially a socialistic one has to compete, are so great that he is unable to do so. If you would kindly give me your permission nevertheless Mr. S. would [[2]] greatly appreciate your kindness. Though Holland is not a member of the Bern Convention, he would infinitely prefer only publishing as authorized translation.

Hoping to receive a favourable reply, we kindly thank you in advance.

I remain, Sir, | yours very respectfully | M. E. Barentz [signature]

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