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Record number: WCP301

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Violet Isabel Wallace
[April] [1897]

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

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


Re. letter from her brother William; Mrs Greck, fraud and spiritualism (See letter dated 18 Apr 1897:WP1/2/88); "American Fabian" on children's parks; water-worn gorge.

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LETTER (WCP301.301)

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

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/2/100
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Parkstone, Dorset.

Friday Evening.

My dear Violet

I enclose you Wills last letter - Send on to Hurst when read.

Supposing by an extraordinary accident Mrs. Greek knew the agent, would he tell her all his criminal secrets, even to details of bribes & their amounts? She lives in S.W. of London far from the East & is occupied all day. [[2]] How she should get this knowledge which would [have] taken a clever detective probably months at unlimited expense is to me inconceivable.

However no doubt it would be the theory of those who know nothing of Spiritualism.

I sent you a copy of American Fabian. There [[3]] is a part in it about Sand for Children in Parks!

Adieu | Your affectionate Pa | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

I have heard of the Gorge, but I think it is not water-warm throughout

A.R.W. [signature]

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