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Record number: WCP403

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:
01 June 2002 by Lucas, Paula J.


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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Envelope addressed to Alfred R. Wallace LLD, Parkstone, Dorsetshire, England, with stamp cut out, part postmark: Stock[ton], 1892. Cal., (day date illegible) on front, New York Jul 5 1892 and Parkstone Jy 14 92 on back. Annotated in pencil [by Alfred Russel Wallace] "Notes on Working Men in 1835-45".

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/3/86(1)
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Literary Estate.
Image credit:
©Trustees of The Natural History Museum

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