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Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Lester Frank Ward
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24 December 1887

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Frith Hall, Godalming to Lester Frank Ward [none given] on 24 December 1887.

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06 February 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline

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Stern, Bernhard J. (1935). Letters of Alfred Russel Wallace to Lester F. Ward. The Scientific Monthly, 40: 375-379. [p. 378]

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[[1]]1 [p. 378]

Godalming, England, December 24, 1887

Thank you very much for sending me a copy of your valuable work on Dynamic Sociology. I have spoken of it to several friends here & have lent it to one of the masters of Charterhouse School, who is much pleased with many parts of it. Your excellent account of the Philosophy of H. Spencer & of Comte is greatly admired.

I am much pleased that Mrs. Ward should have read my "Island Life" & been interested in it. I think she would find my "Tropical Nature" more generally interesting.

I should have much liked to have seen "High Island" in May & June but the fates forbade. Your spring is so dreadfully long coming! We have had no snow yet & very little frost, & my garden is full of young plants coming up ready for spring, Narcissi, Snowdrops, Anemones, White lilies, &c. while two or three species of Helleborus, which we call Christmas roses, are in flower. Thus the interest in our gardens never ceases, & every month in the year can afford some few out-of-door flowers. In this respect only California & Florida can equal us. Hoping to receive the promised seeds & plants next summer,

ENDNOTES

1. Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: Second of five letters from Wallace to Ward sent over an eleven year period, which were published in a note by Bernhard J. Stern printed in the April 1935 issue of The Scientific Monthly.

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This transcript originates from Charles H. Smith’s The Alfred Russel Wallace Page website (http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/index1.htm): See http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/S710.htm

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