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Sent by:
Swan Sonnenschein & Co.
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
18 March 1901

Sent by Swan Sonnenschein & Co., London to Alfred Russel Wallace, [Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset] on 18 March 1901.

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20 February 2013 by Szentgyorgyi, Katherine


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LETTER (WCP5080.5558)

A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.

Held by:
University of Reading Special Collections
Finding number:
MS3280 Letter Book 34 - 10th August 1900 to 17th May 1901 p. 806
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Swan Sonnenschein & Co. Literary Estate.

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18th March [1]901

Dr. Alfred Russel Wallace

Dear Sir,

We are very much obliged by your kind letter of 17th inst[ance]. Mr. Williams' conduct has greatly disappointed us. He promised so well at first; & had such a considerable knowledge of the requirements of the School Boards, having himself been an elementary teacher under a Board in his earlier years, that we entrusted him with your book without any compunction.

We will await a reply to our last letter to Mr Williams; if we fail to receive a reply, we fear we much conclude that we shall not receive back the proofs, though of what use they can [[2]] be to Mr. Williams we cannot imagine.

There is only one, unread, set of proofs in existence, & that is in our possession. The copy you had before was the printers' press copy; & that is the one that is either lost or with Mr Williams.

We are, | dear Sir, | Yours very truly | Swan Sonnenschein Co. Ltd. [signature]

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