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Record number: WCP4820

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Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Augustin Frédéric Adolphe Hamon
21 September 1897

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to Augustin Frédéric Adolphe Hamon [none given] on 21 September 1897.

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01 November 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP4820.5217)

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

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International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam)
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Hamon Papers
Copyright owner:
©A. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Parkstone, Dorset.

Sept[embe]r. 21st. 1897

Monsr. A[ugustin]. Hamon1

My dear Sir

I have much pleasure in giving you permission to translate my article in "Forecasts &c." for your Review.2 I am very glad to find that you consider it be such as will interest your readers, and I trust that its publication in the French language3 will call attention to the practical suggestions it makes in the interest of the workers. It embodies the main results of my study of Social [[2]] problems for many years.

With best wishes | Believe me | Yours very sincerely | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

P.S. The first page of the article has not been well corrected. On the 5th. line omit the words "amount of", and on the 9th. line use the word "enormous" in place of "amount of", thus avoiding very bad tautology. A.R.W. [signature]


1. Augustin (Frédéric Adolphe) Hamon (1862-1945). French socialist-anarchist writer and editor. He founded the anarchist journal L’Humanité nouvelle in 1897. He was editor of the journal until 1903. From 1900/4 he translated George Bernard Shaw’s work into French.

2. Alfred Russel Wallace, ‘Re-occupation of the Land’, in Forecasts of the Coming Century by a Decade of Writers, ed. by Edward Carpenter (London & Manchester: Walter Scott; the ‘Clarion’ Office, Labour Press, 1897), pp. 9–26.

3. Eventually published as: Alfred Russel Wallace, ‘La Réoccupation de La Terre’, L’Humanité Nouvelle, vol. 3 (October 1898), 385–395.

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