Sent by Charles Grant Blairfindie ("Grant") Allen, The Croft, Hindhead, Haslemere to Alfred Russel Wallace, [Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset] on 4 May 1897.
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A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Total Pages : 4
Pages with text: 4
Transcriber: Benny, Ruth
Transcription date: November 3, 2014
Scrutiny: 03/11/2014 - Benny, Ruth;
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Dear Dr Wallace
So many thanks for your kind note. I am very glad you liked my papers, and I cannot say how generous I think it of you to write and [] say so. I have only just returned from a visit to Belgium, where I have been duly writing one of my historical guides: so I have only just unpacked the book & ex-[]amined my letters. Therefore I have not had time yet to look at your paper which heads the volume but I should hope to do so the moment the press of arrears do such. Kindly excuse [] dictation, due to writer's cramps, and believe me ever'
Yours very gratefully | Grant Allen [signature]
1. Written in an unidentified hand following the date is "1897".
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