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Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Upton Sinclair
3 May 1912

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Dorset to Upton Sinclair [none given] on 3 May 1912.

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06 December 2011 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP3532.3424)

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

Held by:
Lilly Library
Finding number:
LMC 1964, Sinclair MSS
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Old Orchard,



May 3rd 1912

Dear Mr. Upton Sinclair

I think such a "League" as you suggest is wanted, and I hope it will succeed. Later, if you get, say, 1000 members, I will join you, but I can do very little now, either financially or by personal assistance, as I have already all I can do in my ever-increasing correspondence. [[2]]

Should you, or any one who fully shares your views on Social Reform be able at any time to call on me, I might make some useful suggestions, or at all events discuss them. Things, at legite[?] seem moving. The Railway strike -- the Coal-strike, and even the "Titanic" disaster, must open peoples' [[3]] eyes, and prove to them 1st. -- that they are absolutely dependent for their very lives on the humblest of the workers they so much despise:- and, 2nd. -- that the "Captains of Industry" they are so proud of, & without whose wisdom in organisation! They think the workers can do nothing are such gross burglers that they cannot safe-guard the property or the lives of themselves & their fellow-[[4]] capitalists! A committee of Stokers & Stewards could not possibly have so grossly blundered as did the owners & the Captain of the "Titanic".

Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

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