North mentions in her letter she had a visit from Wallace who she described as "the most charming man I know now".
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Transcriber: Humphries, Ceri
Transcription date: January 14, 2015
Scrutiny: 14/01/2015 - Benny, Ruth;
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Thank you for your note. I have written Mr Steel 18, 19, or 20 will suit you & me? if he can get his Valparaiso friends it will be very nice of him. I find Miss Sulivan2 is connected with the Pakenhams3 in Chili & says they are charming & will give me a warm welcome. [] So the plot thickens & all will go well I trust. Lady Brassey4 will write to Madame Cousins -- & get other help for me -- & my American friend has given me a heap of good Mexican letters -- I had such a party on Monday -- Wallace5 came up from Godalming, & told me much I wanted to know. he is the most charming man I know now -- inspite of his nice little [] sperrit-rapping wife.
Give my love to Mrs Bower.
Every yours affectionately | Pop [signature]
Miss Marianne North
1. Kay-Shuttleworth, Lady Janet (1817-1872). Half-sister of Marianne North.
2. Possibly a relation of Sir Bartholomew James Sulivan (1810-1890). British naval officer who served on HMS Beagle.
3. Pakenham, Francis (1832-1905). British diplomat.
4. Brassey, Anna (née Allnutt) (1839-1887).
5. Wallace, Alfred Russel (1823-1913). British naturalist.
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