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Record number: WCP4654

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
William Crookes
8 October 1871

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Holly House, Tanner Street, Barking, E. to William Crookes [none given] on 8 October 1871.

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14 August 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP4654.4971)

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

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Dittrick Medical History Center of Case Western Reserve University
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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1Holly House, Barking, E.[ssex]

Oct[obe]r 8th. 1871

Dear Mr Crookes

Many thanks for the copy of your papers on Psychic Force. The 2nd is most admirable; both in the tone & spirit with which it answers criticisms, & the irresistable force of its new facts. Spiritualists are greatly indebted to you for furnishing them, in your self registered experiments, with a final [[2]] answer to the "biologising" objection, recently put forth by Balfour Stewart & still more recently made the subject of a book supposed to crush spiritualism, by Mr Zereffi[?].

I hope you may soon be able to exhibit these self registering experiments in the theatre of the Royal Institution.

yours very faithfully | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

W. Crookes Esq.


1. Just to the left of the words "Holly House" is written "1616."

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