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.
A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 3
Transcriber: Murphy, Will
Transcription date: July 8, 2011
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
My dear Violet
I enclose you Will’s 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. [] 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 [] 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
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