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Sent by:
John Wallace
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
30 June 1892

Sent by John Wallace, Stockton, California, USA to Alfred Russel Wallace Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset on 30 June 1892.

Record created:
17 July 2011 by Beccaloni, George


Letter and MS in John Wallace's hand, headed "The Work problem 50 years ago by a Worker" with notes on the wages and conditions for builders" labourers in London from 1835-1845. The letter comments on his ms and the problem of alcoholism in the working classes in the past.

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  • letter (1)
  • envelope (1)

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An enclosure handwritten in English.

Manuscript by John Wallace entitled, "The Work problem 50 years ago by a worker".

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/3/86(3)
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Literary Estate.
Image credit:
©Trustees of The Natural History Museum

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