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Record number: WCP3162

Sent by:
Charles Grant Blairfindie ("Grant") Allen
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
4 May 1897

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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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


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LETTER (WCP3162.3130)

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

Held by:
British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46441 ff. 152-153
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Charles Grant Blairfindie ("Grant") Allen Literary Estate.

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May 4.1

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 [[2]] 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-[[3]]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 [[4]] 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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