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Alfred Russel Wallace
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Benjamin Orange Flower
December 1890

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, [address not recorded] to Benjamin Orange Flower [none given] on December 1890.

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Wallace, Alfred Russel. (1890). How THE ARENA is regarded by leading thinkers. Political Science Quarterly, 5(4): 755. [p. 755]

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[[1]]1 [p. 755]

How THE ARENA is regarded by Leading Thinkers.

ALFRED RUSSELL WALLACE, LL.D., F.L.S., author of "Darwinism," "Malay Archipelago," etc. The eminent scientist and author writes the editor as follows:--

"I think you have succeeded in the very difficult task of improving on all existing literary periodicals. The articles deal with questions of vital interest to every thoughtful person; and they are all well written, original, and thorough, without being heavy." . . .


1. Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: A full-page ad concerning The Arena (Boston) appeared on page 755 of the Political Science Quarterly issue of December 1890; included in the ad were endorsements of the then-new title by several notables, including Wallace.


This transcript originates from Charles H. Smith’s The Alfred Russel Wallace Page website (http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/index1.htm): See http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/S429A.htm

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