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Alfred Russel Wallace
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Thomas Sellar
27 December 1882

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Nutwood Cottage, Frith Hill, Godalming to Thomas Sellar [none given] on 27 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. London: Longmans, Green, and Co.. [p. lxxxviii]

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[[1]]1 [p. lxxxviii]

Frith Hill, Godalming: December 27, 1882.

Dear Sir,--I return you the report of the trial, which I have carefully read. While admitting fully the legal exculpation of Mr. Sellar by the verdict and the balance of evidence taken, I do not see that that evidence in any way invalidates the general statements of McLeod.

I have written to Messrs. Trübner to correct the date you refer to, both in the stereo plates and the copies unsold.

Yours faithfully,

Alfred R. Wallace.


1. Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: Fourth 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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