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Record number: WCP3966

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Thomas Fisher Unwin
1 November 1913

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset to Thomas Fisher Unwin [none given] on 1 November 1913.

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24 February 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP3966.3906)

A typical letter handwritten by author in English.

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Harry Ransom Center
Finding number:
T. Fisher Unwin Papers
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Old Orchard,



Nov[embe]r. 1st. 1913

T. Fisher Unwin1

Dear Sir

My two small books issued by Cassell2 were both written before any agreement with you.

My health has been so weak with a complication of diseases requiring almost all my attention, and I have also been overwhelmed with correspondence & [[2]] Correspondence & domestic affairs, that I have been quite unable to give the necessary time to go on with the larger work. I am however improving slightly, and may perhaps be able shortly to get on a little with your book, but it will anyhow be a very slow process if it gets done at all. I can only hope it may be possible for me to do it! but as I expressly warned you I cannot be at all sure.

Yours truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]


1. Thomas Fisher Unwin (1848-1935), English publisher who founded the London publishing house T. Fisher Unwin in 1882.

2. Wallace, Alfred Russel. 1913. The revolt of democracy. London, New York, Toronto & Melbourne: Cassell & Co., Ltd., and Wallace, Alfred Russel. 1913. Social environment and moral progress. London, New York, Toronto & Melbourne: Cassell & Co., Ltd.

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