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Record number: WCP3218

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Robert Peel Glanville Blatchford
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
29 October 1903

Sent by Robert Peel Glanville Blatchford, The Clarion Newspaper Company Ltd, Fleet Street to Alfred Russel Wallace [none given] on 29 October 1903.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


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LETTER (WCP3218.3186)

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. 247
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Robert Peel Glanville Blatchford Literary Estate.

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The Clarion

Newspaper Co., Ltd.

"Nunquam, London."


72, Fleet Street

London, E.C.

29th Oct. 1903

Dear Mr. Wallace

I will get the article you recommend. I have not seen it yet.

Your book came. I have read it, and I will write a review. But I cannot express an opinion on the main question as I don't know enough about science. I found the book of great interest and can heartily recommend it. But the asfessment is one for [[2]] astronomers.

I have a small telescope (3") and get a lot of interest out of it. I find the star clusters most attractive. But the craters on the moon are intensely interesting. What a cold, wild and solitary globe it looks. And how I should like to spend a few weeks there—if I could find food water and air.

With best wishes | Yours | R. Blatchford [signature]

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