A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
A carbon copy
Total Pages : 1
Pages with text: 1
Transcriber: Rodwell, Stephen
Transcription date: August 8, 2014
Signed off: no
9' May 81
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
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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