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Record number: WCP4665

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Swan Sonnenschein & Co.
26 June 1892

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to Swan Sonnenschein & Co. [none given] on 26 June 1892.

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14 August 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP4665.4982)

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

Held by:
American Philosophical Society
Finding number:
Alfred Russel Wallace Collection Mss.B.W15a
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Parkstone, Dorset.

June 26th. 1892

Messrs. Swan Sonnenschien & Co.1

Dear Sir

Many thanks for your letter. My request that you sh[oul]d purchase the stock of my L.[and] N.[ationalisation]2 was based on Mr. Reeve’s accounts to me on January 1st. stating 36 cloth & 110 paper as his stock. This I expected would now be reduced to not much more than half. As it now appears now that he has about ten times as many cloth as I [[2]] expected, and three times as many paper, I much altogether decline purchasing them.

I will write to Mr Moberly3 about it, and he will inform you, after consideration, what the Society will do.

I presume the best way will be to leave them in Reeve’s hands & purchase a few as required till your Edition is out.

I am sorry you have been troubled in the matter, and remain,

Yours faithfully | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]


1. Publishing firm founded in 1878. It was amalgamated with George Allen & Co. in 1911.

2. ARW’s Land Nationalisation, published 1892. It’s full title was Land Nationalisation: Its Necessity and Its Aims, Being a Comparison of the System of Landlord and Tenant with That of Occupying Ownership in Their Influence on the Well-being of the People.

3. H[erbert]. G. Moberly, Land nationaliser.

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