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Record number: WCP4075

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
James Marchant
17 July 1913

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset to James Marchant [none given] on 17 July 1913.

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07 March 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP4075.4020)

A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.

Held by:
Cambridge University Library
Finding number:
MS Dar 270, 1:11
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Old Orchard,



July 7th. 1913

Dear Mr. Marchant2

I have been very long in returning Proof of of the ["]Revolt of Democracy"3, having been stopped by a crowd of other work, -- and an increase in my bodily disabilities.

I have made a good many small & some important alterations, connected with weak & unfinished sentences &c. altered [[2]] needless italics -- as the type of quotations is quite distinct enought, and inserted "headings" throughout.

My son is away on private business, for a week or two, but I believe he sends all the matter you require, or which he can find.

I know it is dreadfully sketchy & condensed, but I cannot do mine now. It will I trust serve as food for thought on our [[3]] actual social troubles.

Send me as many copies as you can spare when issued. I hope you are not still hurting yourself with so much overwork.

I doubt now if my longer book for Fisher [word illeg.] will ever be written. My age begins to tell more and more!

Yours very sincerely | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]


1. There is a catalogue/reference number inscribed in the top right-hand corner of the page. It reads "DAR.270.1:11".

2. Marchant, Sir James (1867-1956). British social writer and worker.

3. Wallace, Alfred Russel. (1913). The Revolt of Democracy. Cassell & Co. Ltd.. London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne. i-xlvi, 1-82.

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