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Record number: WCP4164

Sent by:
Arthur Linecar
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
13 March 1911

Sent by Arthur Linecar, 137 Waller Road, New Cross, London, S.E. to Alfred Russel Wallace, [Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset] on 13 March 1911.

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04 April 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP4164.4186)

A typical letter handwritten  in English and signed by author.

Held by:
Edinburgh University Library
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Copyright of the Arthur Linecar Literary Estate.

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137 Waller R[oa]d.

New Cross.

London. S. E.

Mar[ch] 13. [19]11.

Dr. Alfred R. Wallace O.M.


More than a year ago I ventured to write to you for your autograph. In sending it you expressed a kindly wish for my success in my future writings. From you, sir, to me, a mere beginner, such words brought great encouragement & I was sincerely grateful. In a publishers interview I read that you find some relaxation in reading fiction, even "modern mediocrity" as one of its providers called it the other day. Therefore I beg to ask your acceptance of the enclosed volume -- my second story -- and with it my expressions of gratitude & great respect.

Yours very faithfully | Arthur Linecar [signature]


1. Written in the top left of the page in an unidentified hand is "Answ[ere]d".

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