Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to Augustin Frédéric Adolphe Hamon [none given] on 25 November 1898.
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A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
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Transcriber: Lester, Ahren
Transcription date: June 17, 2013
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Nov. 25th. 1898
Monsr. A. Hamon1
I have at length been able to find time to write a short article dealing with the questions you submitted to me regarding War and Militarism.2
To avoid creating prejudice I have made no reference to individual cases, but have treated the questions generally. Occurrences in all part of the World within the last decade will however occur to every reader in support of [] my contentions.
I must apologise for writing in English, as, though I read I do not write French.
I shall be glad to know when the essay will be printed, as I should wish to have it appear about the same time in some English periodical.3
I hope you will be able to make arrangements for the publication of the various Essays you receive, in German as well as in French and Italian.
Yours very faithfully | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
P.S. I send the MSS. by Book Post, registered. 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, ‘Les Causes de La Guerre-- Comment y Remédier’, L’Humanité Nouvelle, May 1899, 245–250.
3. Wallace eventually had it published in The Clarion: Alfred Russel Wallace, ‘The Causes of War, and the Remedies’, The Clarion, vol. 396 (8 July 1899), 213. This was an unabridged version of the French translation. It would also be reprinted in: Alfred Russel Wallace, Studies Scientific and Social, 2 vols. (London: Macmillan & Co., 1900), vol. 2, pp. 384–393.
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