Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Nutwood Cottage, Frith Hill, Godalming to Edward Bagnall Poulton Wykeham House, Banbury Road, Oxford on 28 May 1889.
About offer of DCL, which he has declined. "I have a profound distaste for all public ceremonials." Details about ill health, house move, and his work. Wishes to be left "in peaceful obscurity." Doesn't like crowds.
A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Total Pages : 4
Pages with text: 4