Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Parkstone, Dorset to Violet Isabel Wallace [address not recorded] on 16 December 1897.
Re. acorns and a hedgehog; bill for flannelette; Florence; orchids wanted from A H Grimsditch, Liverpool; no news from her brother William.
A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Murphy, Will
Transcription date: July 8, 2011
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
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Dec. 16th. 1897
My dear Violet
I did enclose some acorns in a paper with the hedgehog &c. but they are not growing
I enclose you the bill for the flannellette[sic] & only received a week or two ago. The first two lots are yours and Florence’s I think.
If she will be so good, she can send me the account in any of the orchids named, [] which are to be had of a man named A. H. Grimsditch at 17, Dryden Road, Edge Lane, Liverpool. The kinds I want from his old list, which I have, are as named on the other side. The first two preferred if he has them. They are quite small so they can be sent by post, only I want nice fresh specimens with good leaves.
We have had no letter from Will for 2 weeks, but hope to hear in a day or two.
Your affectionate Pa | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
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