A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 3
Transcriber: Cooper, Rod
Transcription date: April 9, 2015
Scrutiny: 09/04/2015 - Benny, Ruth;
Signed off: no
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 [] 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 [] 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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