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Sent by:
Swan Sonnenschein & Co.
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
On:
9 May 1898

Sent by Swan Sonnenschein & Co., London to Alfred Russel Wallace, [Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset] on 9 May 1898.

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13 February 2013 by Szentgyorgyi, Katherine

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LETTER (WCP5042.5516)

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. 788
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Swan Sonnenschein & Co. Literary Estate.

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9' May [189]81

Dear Sir

We thought the Printers could do something better with head & tail pieces and we now send you pulls of some scrolls which can, if you wish, be inserted at head and tail of the quotations in 'The Wonderful Century'2[.]

Yours truly | [1 word illeg.]3 [signature]

Dr. A. R. Wallace

ENDNOTES

1. The set of letters with the WCP numbers WCP5041 to WCP5046 and WCP5048 were most likely written in 1898, as this is the year that The Wonderful Century and Vaccination were both published by Swan, Sonnenschein & Co.

2. The Wonderful Century: Its Successes and Its Failures. Book written by Alfred Russel Wallace, published in 1898 by Swan Sonnenschein & Co.

3. Swan Sonnenschein & Co. British publishing company founded by William Swan Sonnenschein in 1882. It is unclear whether William personally wrote this letter.

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