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
16' May 82
Dr. Alfred Russel Wallace,
We always read[?] all notices of books carefully pasted[?] into portfolios here, for authors' & our own reference. If any important ones appear, we shall be happy to send them to you in duplicate, but we do not consent [1 word illeg.] to purchase copies of all reviews unless the guinea is paid to us. Such reviews often cost us thirty shillings.
Yours very truly3
1. In the bottom-right of page one of the manuscript, the number "821" has been printed vertically for an unknown purpose.
2. 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.
3. This manuscript was written by the British publishing company Swan Sonnenschein & Co., founded by William Swan Sonnenschein in 1882. It is one in a series of letters, with the WCP numbers WCP5041 to WCP5046 and WCP5048, written from Swan Sonnenschein & Co. to A.R.W. It is unclear whether William personally wrote this letter.
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