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Sent by:
Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
On:
27 August 1901

Sent by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, Fernycroft, Beaulieu, Hants to Alfred Russel Wallace [none given] on 27 August 1901.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna

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LETTER (WCP3204.3172)

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British Library, The
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BL Add. 46441 ff. 226-227
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Copyright of the Wilfrid Scawen Blunt Literary Estate.

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Telegrams,

Beaulieu

Fernycroft,

Beaulieu,

Hants.

August 27. 1901

My dear Dr. Wallace,

I saw Lord Ebrington1 a few days ago at his place on Exmoor & talked to him ab[ou]t. the Crancher case. He quite understand its scientific importance & has promised not to forget, & to make the inquiries necessary as soon as he goes to Castle hill & let you have the result. I gave him your address & asked him to write direct to you about it -- [[2]]

I am glad you sympathise with me in my fox-hunting case -- I consider that I have even a considerable victory in getting the sentences reduced as they have been by two thirds, though in justice there sh[oul]d. have been no penalty. But you know enough of the condition of things as between Englishmen &native all the world over to understand that true justice was not possible in the [1 word crossed out illeg.] case -- I find however that opinion in England supports me for once, and I have succeeded in making the 11th. Human ridiculous, in stopping their fox-hunting, & as I hope in compelling our people to make proper regulations for the production of the Egyptian fellahin from European trespass --

Y[ou]rs. very truly | Wilfrid Scawen Blunt [signature]

ENDNOTES

1. Fortescue, Hugh, 4rd Earl Fortescue (1854-1932). English Liberal politican.

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