Sent by Gerald Egerton Boyle, Blandford Road, Broadstone to Alfred Russel Wallace, [Old Orchard, Broadstone, Dorset] on 26 April 1911.
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A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Benny, Ruth
Transcription date: November 11, 2014
Scrutiny: 11/11/2014 - Benny, Ruth;
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April 26 1911
I feel I should like to tell you how much I have been helped by some of your books. I well remember how, when quite a youth, the knowledge that you, who accepted all Darwin's2 news, stood for what I may call the 'Spiritual' side of nature, was a great help to me.
Now I have just finished the 'Word, Life', & again found & have found amongst thus the chapter on pain in animals very helpful. I have long felt that the small [] brain proves of the lower creation meant a small capacity for feeling pain & it was nice to hear another agreement to the same effort.
I am here in change of this parish during Mr. Slent's absence, & should very much like, if you are not too busy, to call on you personally to thank you. Perhaps you will let me know.
Yours very faithfully | (Rev[erend].) G. E. Boyle [signature]
1. Written in the top left in an unidentified hand is "About 5 p.m.".
2. Darwin, Charles Robert (1809-1882). English naturalist and geologist.
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