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A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 4
Transcriber: Cooper, Rod
Transcription date: March 19, 2015
Scrutiny: 19/03/2015 - Benny, Ruth;
Signed off: no
Victoria York R[oa]d.
Sept[ember] 7th 3
Dr. Alfred R. Wallace
My dear Sir,
May I take a few valuable moments, to express to you the deep gratitude several are feeling on reading the "Interviews" in "Daily News of today"[.]
A clergyman friend [] who is a fellow scholar of repute Rev[erend]. J. G. Wilson M.A. and who is truly an "Other World" gentle man has just said "Now I can go on with tomorrow's sermon with a brave heart Dr. Wallace has laid my tempest for nie[?]"
And a Sunday School []4 Minister has also said "Some of us were saying how dark things were looking for us just now -- this dreadful "Origin of Life &c" -- and now this morning my son says "It takes a soldier to conquer a soldier -- now Dr. Wallace has come we can cease our mourning."
Sincerely hoping the inclement season[?] has [] not affected your health dear sir[.]
Believe me | I am gratefully and respectfully yours | Sarah A. Bennett [signature]5
Late of The [word illeg.] Port Isaac[?]
1. A note has been made in the top left-hand corner of the page. It is written obliquely and reads, "Ans[were]d". The note has been crossed through.
2. There is a catalogue/reference number inscribed in the top right-hand corner of the page. It reads "166".
3. The year of the correspondence - 1912 - has been added subsequently and by a different hand.
4. There is a catalogue/reference number inscribed in the top right-hand corner of the page. It reads "167".
5. The official stamp of the British Museum is placed directly beneath the writer's signature.
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