Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Parkstone, Dorset to Violet Isabel Wallace [address not recorded] on [April] .
Re. trains and route to Parkstone from Waterloo; her brother William and the Clarion Cycling Club at Bakewell.
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;
Signed off: no
The only train after 5.50 at Waterloo is the mail at 9.45, & that doesn’t come further than Wimborne, at 1.40 am. & it might be wet!
The only way for you to get here early on Thursday is to come by the 11.30 at night reaching Bath at 7 am, where you could have a cup of tea, & [be] here at 11 am. If you tip the guard & get a good corner seat & wrap up well, after a good supper, you [] will sleep well enough.
Will leaves by the 1.30 train to Burton, to meet the Clarion Cycling Club at Bakewell on Sunday.
Will went to Shaftesbury & back yesterday - about 55 miles -- quite easy!
In haste | Your affectionate Pa | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
If we don’t hear to contrary we shall expect you at 11. Thursday.
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