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Record number: WCP3119

Sent by:
Helen Mary Elizabeth Allingham (née Paterson)
Sent to:
Annie Wallace (née Mitten)
19 September 1886

Sent by Helen Mary Elizabeth Allingham (née Paterson), Sandhill, Witley, Godalming to Annie Wallace (née Mitten) [none given] on 19 September 1886.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


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LETTER (WCP3119.3087)

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

Held by:
British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46441 ff. 75-76
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Helen Mary Elizabeth Allingham (née Paterson) Literary Estate.

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Sept[ember]. 19th [18]96

Dear Mrs Wallace

I am so sorry not to have been able to see you yesterday and especially that we shall not be able to accept your kind invitation. We have been intending all the [[2]] summer to take our chance of finding you at home some afternoon: and now I fear we have missed the pleasure of seeing Mr Wallace before he starts on his great journey --

[[3]] We have had an especially busy summer in various ways, or should not have missed our chance so unfortunately.

with kind regards & many thanks, & best wishes to Mr Wallace for a [[4]] successful voyage, (in which my husband would join were he here) believe me dear Mrs Wallace | Sincerely yours | Helen Allingham [signature]

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