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Record number: WCP4784

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
William Job Collins
12 May 1897

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to William Job Collins [none given] on 12 May 1897.

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18 October 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP4784.5163)

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

May 12th. 1897

W.J. Collins M.D.

Dear Dr. Collins

I have just heard that the County Council have recently provided in some of the Parks sand-heaps & other amusements for the smaller children. As this is a subject in which my daughter, who is a Kindergarten Mistress, takes great interest, can you be as good as to send me any Report of the Parks [[2]] Committee, or other publication giving a statement of what has been done in this way.

How disgracefully slow the Government is in giving any effect to the numerous recommendations of the Vaccination Commission,-- allowing men & women to be continually fined & imprisoned in direct opposition to them. [[3]]They should at least stop prosecutions till they decide what to do.

Believe me | Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

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