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Record number: WCP300

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Violet Isabel Wallace
[April] [1896]

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Parkstone, Dorset, to Violet Isabel Wallace [address not recorded] on [April] [1896].

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


Re. trains and route to Parkstone from Waterloo; her brother William and the Clarion Cycling Club at Bakewell.

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LETTER (WCP300.300)

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

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/2/99
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Parkstone, Dorset.

Monday Morn[in]g

Dear Violet

The only train after 5.50 at Waterloo is the mail at 9.45, & that doesnt 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 [[2]] 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 dont hear to contrary we shall expect you at 11. Thursday.

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