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Record number: WCP3031

Sent by:
Thomas Fisher Unwin
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
14 January 1913

Sent by Thomas Fisher Unwin, 1 Adelphi Terrace, London, W.C. to Alfred Russel Wallace Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset on 14 January 1913.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


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LETTER (WCP3031.2999)

A typical letter typewritten  in English and signed by author.

Held by:
British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46440 f. 282
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Thomas Fisher Unwin Literary Estate.

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T.Fisher Unwin2,

1, Adelphi Terrace,



14th. Jan[uary].1913

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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