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Record number: WCP3240

Sent by:
Henry Brown Amos
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
25 January 1906

Sent by Henry Brown Amos, The Food Reform Year-Book, Central Temperance Public House, London, E.C. to Alfred Russel Wallace Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset on 25 January 1906.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


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LETTER (WCP3240.3208)

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

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British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46442 f. 18
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Henry Brown Amos Literary Estate.

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[[1]]1, 2, 3

Jan[uary] 25. 1906

Alfred Russell Wallace Esq.

Dear Sir,

I have much pleasure in sending for your kind acceptance a copy of the Food-Reformer's Year Book, which I have, this year, been called upon to edit. The ideas therein exposed may not entirely command themselves to you, but I trust I may be permitted to hope that the broad, underlying features of the Food-Reform movement, may have your sympathy and approval. The age is so swiftly hastening on the broad road of luxury and sufficiency, that I am sure any movement which attempts to arrest disintegrating tendencies, and exalt simpler, saner ways, and ideals, will find an echo in your heart.

Of your services to and great interest in, the Anti-Vaccination question, I am well aware, and, as a young man who has entered into some of the fruits of your arduous activities, I offer you a respectful and grateful homage. It may interest you to know that the little girl on the post card is my own, and sister to the one in y[ou]r Book.

With sincerest Compliments | I am, dear Sir, vey truly | H. B. Amos[signature].


1. The letterhead of this page is made up of text reading: "The Food -Reform Year Book. Publishing and Adv[er]t[isement]. Office: The Central Temperance Publishing House, 3 & 4, London House Yard, London, E.C. 3d. each. 4d. post free. Special Prices for Quantities. Literary Communications to: The Editor, F-R. Year Book, Tyninghame, Queen's Park, Bournemouth."

2. An "X" is drawn to the left of the letterhead text.

3. "18" is written in the upper right hand corner.

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