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Record number: WCP286

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Violet Isabel Wallace
25 March 1897

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Parkstone, Dorset, to Violet Isabel Wallace [address not recorded] on 25 March 1897.

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


Re. letters from her brother William; coughs and colds; Stevenson's "New Arabian Nights".

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LETTER (WCP286.286)

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

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/2/85
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Parkstone, Dorset

March 25th, 1897

My dear Violet

Wills letter came at last this afternoon, & I enclose it. Very satisfactory so far. Poor Mae seems to have been a worse sailor than Will, & just as they both got up their appetite they reached Boston. That was sad! As soon as you have read the letter send it to Hurst & ask them to return it to me soon, as I shall keep all Wills letters in a book for his & our future references.

I caught a terrific cold a fortnight back, one of the most severe I remember. By baths & lotions & keeping in the house it has gone [[2]] all but a lingering cough.

We do not know what books you want as your scrawl was unintelligible just at that point.

Copy Wills address as it will probably be head quarters for some time.

Nothing new here. I have been reading Stevensons "New Arabian Nights again & think "The Rajahs Diamond" one of the very best short stories ever written.

Adieu Your affectionate Pa | Alfred R Wallace [signature]

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