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Record number: WCP305

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Violet Isabel Wallace
16 February 1898

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Parkstone, Dorset, to Violet Isabel Wallace [address not recorded] on 16 February 1898.

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


Sending his book on vaccination for her and Miss Macdonald to read; instructions for packing her books; "Century" book ("The Wonderful Century") about to be printed, Mr Mott asked to write poetical headings; Violet [to work in] London school.

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LETTER (WCP305.305)

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

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/2/104
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Parkstone, Dorset.

Feb[uary] 16th. 1898

My dear Violet

I now send you my vaccination book. When you & Miss Mcdonald have read it, you can give it [to] someone or lend it. I also send Wills last letter. He seems quite jolly & contented.

To send your books you had better see the size box you want & then get a strong packing case from a grocer & ironmonger and pack them in carefully & tight - covering all the best [[2]] with newspapers, and if they lid does not nail on very tight have a good strong rope twice round the middle. Send it by goods train, by Midland rail.

I have now just finished my Century Book but have trouble to get some of the poetical headings. I have asked Mr. Mott to write some for me. I hope to begin printing it next week. [[3]] Now you would prefer a holiday I dare say the London school will want you in April!

In haste | Your affectionate Pa | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

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