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Transcriber: Benny, Ruth
Transcription date: October 21, 2014
Scrutiny: 21/10/2014 - Benny, Ruth;
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18th March 901
Dr. Alfred Russel Wallace
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 [] 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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