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Record number: WCP3148

Sent by:
Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
8 December 1893

Sent by Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard, The Priory, Reigate to Alfred Russel Wallace [none given] on 8 December 1893.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


Appreciation for Wallace's article about the Women's Movement in the Daily Chronicle.

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LETTER (WCP3148.3116)

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

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British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46441 f. 130
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard Literary Estate.

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Dec[ember]. 8. 1893

Dear Dr. Wallace:

Let me express to you the reverent gratitude felt by Lady Henry Somerset2 and myself, in reading the recent interview that you accorded to a representative of The Daily Chronicle3.

It is the high water-mark of the Woman [sic] Movement4 thus far.

I am sending you my Editorial in Lady Henry's paper The Woman's Herald5 and am

Yours sincerely, | Frances E Willard6 [signature]



1. Page numbered 130 in pencil in top RH corner.

2. Lady Henry Somerset (née Lady Isabella Caroline Somers-Cocks) (1851-1921). British philanthropist, temperance leader and campaigner for women's rights.

3. British newspaper published in London from 1872 to 1930, when it merged with the Daily News to become the News Chronicle.

4. The Women's Movement originated in the 1850's, campaigning for improved female rights in employment, education, property ownership and women's suffrage.

5. Originally The Women's Penny Paper (1888-1890), later The Woman's Herald (1891-1893). Lady Henry Somerset became editor in 1893. The political stance of the paper was both feminist and progressive, without allegiance to any particular party.

6. Willard, Frances Elizabeth Caroline (1839-1898). American educator, temperance reformer and women's suffragist.

7. Blank page with "(Journal)" overwritten "(Social)" in pencil at centre top and "Frances E Willard" written beneath.

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