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.
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
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 Will’s 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 [] 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. [] 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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