Sent by Patrick Henry Aylett, 508 East Green Street, Richmond, VA to Alfred Russel Wallace, [Old Orchard, Broadstone, Dorset] on 5 May 1909.
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Transcriber: Benny, Ruth
Transcription date: November 5, 2014
Scrutiny: 05/11/2014 - Benny, Ruth;
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308 East Grace Street, Richmond, Virginia
May the 5th., 1909
Dear Dr. Wallace: --
I am sending you a clipping which I hope may interest you, as showing how you are "classed" in America.
You probably don't remember me, but I spent a few privileged moments in your society at your beautiful home at Broadstone. It was during the first week of June, 1907. I remember we spoke of Burbank and his work as you showed me your wonderful garden. I left England for France that same day, but not until I had been to Parkstone and gotten your photograph, which was afterwards forwarded me with your autograph.
I hope you are in the best of health. I was in London last January when you delivered your valedictory before the Royal Institution, but I was unable to attend -- something which I regretted then and have regretted ever since.
My kindest regards to yourself and to the charming little lady of whom I caught a brief glimpse while at your house, and who, was, I believe, Mrs. Wallace.
Believe me, dear Sir, | Yours very respectfully & sincerely | Patrick Henry Aylett [signature]
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