Sent by John Wallace, Stockton, California, USA to Alfred Russel Wallace, [Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset] on 18 November 1893.
Re. acknowledgement on October 1 of Alfred Russel Wallace's letter dated September 15 reporting the death of their sister Fanny; work on connecting houses to a sewerage system emptying into the San Joaquin River, expense of board of health building requirements; general economic depression due to the Democratic administration; Alfred Russel Wallace's reaction in his letter of August 23 to John's views on the theories of the Earth's crust.
A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
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