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Record number: WCP273

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Violet Isabel Wallace
25 March 1896

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to Violet Isabel Wallace [none given] on 25 March 1896.

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


Re. visit to Parkstone to see her brother William; bacon.

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LETTER (WCP273.273)

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

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/2/72
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Parkstone Dorset

March 25th 96

My dear Violet1

Will2 came home yesterday night & is going back on Easter Sunday, so we thought you might like to come here on the 2nd. & then go on to Norfolk. It will not make much difference & you may not have another chance of seeing him for another year or two. He was obliged to come now as there [[2]] is a little slack time.

Please send a P.Card to say if you will come, & send me the address of the Bacon Man!!

Can you not send the two Jungle books for Will?

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


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

2. William Greenell, ARW’s son, (1871 - 1951).

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