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Alfred Russel Wallace
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Thomas Sellar
8 December 1882

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Nutwood Cottage, Frith Hill, Godalming to Thomas Sellar [none given] on 8 December 1882.

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06 February 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline


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Sellar, Thomas. (1883). The Sutherland Evictions of 1814: Former and Recent Statements Respecting them Examined. Longmans, Green, and Co. London. [p. lxxxvi]

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[[1]]1 [p. lxxxvi]

Frith Hill, Godalming: December 8, 1882.

Dear Sir,--The mass of papers sent me add nothing to the information already given, and on which I cut out all allusion to your father from my book.

The only matter that could possibly alter my opinion of the general nature of the Sutherland clearances would be a full report of the trial, and this is what you have not sent me. I therefore have no grounds for rejecting the evidence accepted by so many Scotchmen and Highlanders for so many years.

I return all the papers you ask for, and am,

Yours faithfully,

Alfred R. Wallace.


1. Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: Third of six letters from Wallace to Thomas Sellar, concerning Wallace's evaluation of the 1814 Sutherland evictions given in the first edition of Land Nationalisation. All letters originally printed in Sellar's 1883 book The Sutherland Evictions of 1814, all but the first as part of "Appendix VII. Correspondence With Mr. A. R. Wallace." The aggressiveness of Mr. Sellar's pursuit of the issue at hand may be gathered from Wallace's increasingly terse responses.


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/S368B.htm

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