A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Total Pages : 4
Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Cooper, Rod
Transcription date: February 5, 2013
Scrutiny: 05/02/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
June 26th. 1892
Messrs. Swan Sonnenschien & Co.1
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 [] 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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