Sent by Stanley E. Butter, Tunbridge Wells, Kent to Alfred Russel Wallace [address not recorded] on 18 January 1913.
Congratulating Wallace on his 90th birthday.
A typical letter .
Transcriber: Abdelfadeel, Walaa
Transcription date: August 1, 2014
Scrutiny: 01/08/2014 - Benny, Ruth;
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Dr Prof[essor] AR. Wallace
After the many congratulatory letters you must have received lately, I trust you will not be offended to receive one from an obscure person like myself. I am an ardent reader of scientific books, especially those dealing with evolution & the higher faculties of man. I write simply to tell you that your book "The World of Life"1 is my most treasured book, and it has doe, & is doing, much for me [] in forming what I believe to be a true view of life. I am engaged in teaching young men from week to week & I find your book full of helpful thoughts.
Later on I hope to become acquainted with more of your works. "Man's Place in the Universe,"2 I have partly read and enjoyed. May I tender you my heartiest congratulation and say that I hope you may spared to write the work you have now in hand[.]
Believe me, with best wishes to remain | Yours gratefully | Stanley E. Butter [signature]
1. Wallace, Alfred Russel. (1911). The World of Life, Chapman and Hall Ltd., London. 456 pp.
2. Wallace, Alfred Russel (1903 ). Man's Place in the Universe, Chapman & Hall Ltd., London. 330 pp.
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