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Record number: WCP4807

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
E. Smedley
27 August 1905

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset to E. Smedley [none given] on 27 August 1905.

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26 October 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP4807.5201)

A postcard 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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Broadstone, Wimborne

August 27th. 1905

Please excuse my answering your many letters, as I am very busy correcting proofs all day quite as much as I can do. I would not advise your buying any of the books you mention, or indeed any books without seeing them first. So many books with attractive titles have really nothing of value in them. "Knowledge" seems to me now rather poor to what it used to me.

Yours truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

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