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A typical letter typewritten in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Total Pages : 1
Pages with text: 1
Transcription date: February 23, 2015
Scrutiny: 23/02/2015 - Benny, Ruth;
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1, Adelphi Terrace,
Alfred R. Wallace Esq.
Old Orchard. Broadstone. Dorset.
My dear Sir
Let me have the pleasure of acknowledging your letter of the 13th. inst[ance]. and I am glad to know the agreements are all in order and that we may look forward to receiving the work from you soon.
I am certainly awaiting with interest your book and shall be glad to publish it, and I may add, as soon as possible for I think the time is now ripe for these questions.
Writing to you reminds me that I once had the pleasure of meeting you, but it must be twenty-five or more years ago; it was in the rooms of Professor Meldola3 somewhere in Bloomsbury.
May I add my congratulations to the chorus; it may be a little late, but the news in the public press and your picture makes me feel I should like to write a word of congratulation on the great day4 and on such a long and useful life.
Faithfully yours | T Fisher Unwin. [signature]
1. Manuscript text in the top right hand corner of the letter reads "282".
2. Unwin, Thomas Fisher (1848 – 1935). English publisher who founded the publishing house T. Fisher Unwin in 1882.
3. Meldola, Professor Raphael (1849 – 1915). A British chemist and entomologist. Fellow of the Royal Society and Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of London, 1912–5.
4. A reference to ARW's ninetieth birthday on 8 January 1913.
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