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Record number: WCP3217

Sent by:
George Barlow
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
22 October 1903

Sent by George Barlow, 28 New Cavendish Street, Portland Place, W. to Alfred Russel Wallace [none given] on 22 October 1903.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


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LETTER (WCP3217.3185)

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

Held by:
British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46441 ff. 245-246
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the George Barlow Literary Estate.

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28, New Cavendish Street,

Portland Place, W.

Oct.[ober] 22/1903

Dear Sir,

I have received from Messrs. Chapman and Hale a copy of your great work, "Man's Place in the Universe" and I thank you very heartily for it.

I am reading it [[2]] with great pleasure and interest. It will, I do not doubt, mark a new -- and most significant -- departure in human thought.

I think you have to a great extent made out your case -- though for some time to come the world [[3]] in general will hardly realise what vast issues hang upon the points raised.

One of the most original and suggestive thoughts in the volume, to me, is the idea that "any sun" would not have been equal to the [[4]] task of presiding over the evolution of human life on our globe. That thought practically contains and clinches the whole argument.

Again thanking you, I am, my dear Sir, | very faithfully yours, | George Barlow [signature]

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