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Record number: WCP3339

Sent by:
Jane Barlow
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
23 October 1913

Sent by Jane Barlow, The Cottage, Raheny, Co. Dublin, Ireland to Alfred Russel Wallace, [Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset] on 23 October 1913.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


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LETTER (WCP3339.3307)

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

Held by:
British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46442 f. 221
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Jane Barlow Literary Estate.

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The Cottage


Co[unty] Dublin

October 23rd 1913

Dear D[octor]r Wallace,

May I ask you to accept (without acknowledgment) my new volume of stories? The first one is dismally tragical, and I hope that you will not read it; but I shall also hope that some of the others may interest you.

Your new book "The Revolt of Democracy" has interested me greatly, and makes me wish that Chapter IC, on co-ordinated labour, could be printed as a tract, and distributed everywhere; [[2]] it would be most useful.

Dublin, as you are no doubt aware, has been full of labour troubles for some time past. Perhaps the ultimate result will be good, but meanwhile they cause acute distress, and there is such animosity between the different religions [sic] sects and political parties, that the prospect of any satisfactory settlement seems a distant one.

My beloved Father passed away in July, and I am so lonely without him that were it not for the hope of reunion beyond this world, I should quite despair.

Yours very sincerely | Jane Barlow [signature]

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