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Sent by:
Robert Peel Glanville Blatchford
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
18 January 1901

Sent by Robert Peel Glanville Blatchford, The Clarion, Fleet Street, E.C. to Alfred Russel Wallace [none given] on 18 January 1901.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


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LETTER (WCP3200.3168)

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. 218
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Robert Peel Glanville Blatchford Literary Estate.

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72, Fleet Street

London, E.C.

18th J[anuar]y 1901

Dear Dr Wallace,

I am glad you like Julie. All your criticisms are fuel and the book is loosely strung together. But I did it as well as I could in the time.

A three-decker?I don't know.I'm not at all sure I could do one. I'm no good at constructi[ng.] But perhaps some time I will try.

So far I have been obliged to keep my books short as our readers cannot afford more than 2/6 and I have no outside sale.

I have a book [MS torn,MS illeg.] [[2]] in the Press. They will be called "Tales For The Marines"2, and will have a few drawings in.-- all at half--a--crown. Some of these tales are not bad -- for me. They have all been in The Clarion, but will look better in the book.

Tomorrow I start away on a five week Fellowship Cruise.

Thanking you for your kind letter[.]

I remain | Yours sincerely | R. Blatchford3 [signature]


1. Text written vertically in pencil in different hand reads "R. Blatchford".

2. Blatchford, R. (1901) Tales for the Marines, London, Clarion Newspaper Co., Ltd.

3. Blatchford, Robert Peel Glanville, (1851-1943) English socialist campaigner, journalist and author. Founder of socialist newspaper The Clarion and spiritualist.

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