Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Hotel de Balances, Lucerne, Switzerland to Annie Wallace (née Mitten) Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset on 7 July 1895.
Re. arrival and journey with her father (William Mitten) by steamer and train, food, and plans to go on to Stangerbourn; her father's health.
A postcard handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Kirwan, Luke
Transcription date: February 24, 2012
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
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Hotel de Balances, Lucerne
Arrived at 11.30 last night. Off to the Staugerhorn now, instead of Pilatus. Good journey on [the] whole. Very Comfortable carriages & only 3 other people 1 gentleman & two ladies, very quiet. The struggle for places at Bale [was] the worst. The chicken was splendid, & I made tea at 4 o’clock. Up to Bale we were quite fresh, & today feel quite well. The breakfast at Brussels was wretched for 2/- cold milk,-- & poor ham & eggs! Luckily I got a good couch on steamer & dozed a little. Your father was on deck mostly. Then we dozed a good bit on the train, so got fairly rested on the whole. I think we shall leave here tomorrow, but am not sure yet. Have not seen much yet of the mountains, but I think I saw Pilatus half clouded.
Adieu | Yours affectionately | Alfred [signature]
Tell your Ma your Pa says he is no worse than usual, but he looks much better today than when we started.1
1. Postscript in left-hand margin.
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