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Record number: WCP332

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Violet Isabel Wallace
31 December 1905

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Parkstone, Dorset, to Violet Isabel Wallace [address not recorded] on 31 December 1905.

Record created:
01 June 2002 by Lucas, Paula J.


Re. Eleanor's postal address; progress of drainage work; Macmillan's magazines "Temple Bar" and "Macmillans"; Oliver Lodge on Shaw's "Major Barbara" in the "Clarion"; Kropotkin on the Russian people; book criticising Haeckel; regards to Mrs Fisher; letter sent to Reggie.

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LETTER (WCP332.332)

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

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/2/131
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Broadstone, Winbourne

Dec[embe]r 31st. 1905

My dear Violet

Not having Eleanors address, please write & forward for me. After 2 drizzly days it turned dry & fairly cool. To day & all last night has been a S.E. or S. wind, and perfectly icy-cold. The drain has got nearly to the corner.

Macmillans have sent me another Mag. no.1. of a new issue of "Temple Bar". same size as "Macmillans", but thicker paper & longer type. I suppose Mrs. Fisher has it too. It is a style of Mag. I like -- as to get-up. [[2]] In the last "Clarion" Oliver Lodge has written an article about Shaws "Major Barbara" -- which he thinks very fine -- all but the last act, & that, he thinks may have a purpose.

I am getting on with Kropotkin. It is excessively interesting now as illustrating much that is going on in Russia -- but otherwise just a little dull. But it well shows what a splendid people the Russians are notwithstanding their cultures of the vilest oppression.

I have had a new 6d [[3]] book criticising Haeckel, sent me. It is very good far better than O. Lodges & more readable though longer.

With kind regards to Mrs. Fisher.

Your affectionate Pa | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

P.S. I have written Reggie a long letter, about the Pen wiper & the Garden.

A.R.W. [signature]

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