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Sent by:
Swan Sonnenschein & Co.
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
15 December 1897

Sent by Swan Sonnenschein & Co., London to Alfred Russel Wallace, [Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset] on 15 December 1897.

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30 January 2013 by Szentgyorgyi, Katherine


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LETTER (WCP4945.5381)

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

Held by:
University of Reading Special Collections
Finding number:
MS3280 Letter Book 30 ? 1st July 1897 to 11th July 1898 p. 196
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Swan Sonnenschein & Co. Literary Estate.

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15th Dec [189]7

Dr. Alfred Russel Wallace.

Dear Sir,

Mr A. Sonnenschein, who has no connection with this firm, has handed to us your letter to him of 12 Dec. We shall be very pleased to bring out your new book, which should be a considerable success; and have no doubt we can arrange terms which you will think equitable. Would you kindly send us the MS. & diagrams, as you propose, that we may go into the question of costs, size &c? We will propose terms to you a day or two after the receipt. We do not anticipate that there will be any difficulty about selling the Vaccination pamphlet at 1/, or letting the Anti-Vaccn League having 800 copies at a cheaper rate [[2]] than usual, perhaps 6d, though 30,000 words bound in a stiff cover for 6d may be just impossible. In any case we could charge them at 7d., & will endeavour to achieve 6d. This pamphlet should be rushed through the press at once: it is much wanted.

Yours very faithfully | Swan Sonnenschein

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