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Record number: WCP5147

Sent by:
Swan Sonnenschein & Co.
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
1 December 1902

Sent by Swan Sonnenschein & Co., London to Alfred Russel Wallace [address not recorded] on 1 December 1902.

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06 March 2013 by Szentgyorgyi, Katherine


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LETTER (WCP5147.5657)

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

Held by:
University of Reading Special Collections
Finding number:
MS3280 Letter Book 37 - 28th August 1902 to 25th March 1903 p. 552
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Swan Sonnenschein & Co. Literary Estate.

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1st December [190]2

Dear Sir

We have only received the complete copy of the new edition of "The Wonderful Century" and hope to write to you in a day or two about the page. Meanwhile we write to day that we have the strongest objection to allowing the title. It is absolutely necessary from our point of view that the new book should be known in the trade "The Wonderful Century". There will not be wanting persons who will say [1 word illeg.] a pain on the public if [[2]] we call it by any other name.

There can of course be no objection to any sub-title you like. How would it do to call The Wonderful Century A Record of New Ideas in Science and Invention in 19thCentury New Edition Thoroughly revised & enlarged &c. &c.

We shall be glad to have your views on the matter.

Yours very truly | [illeg. signature]

Dr. Alfred R. Wallace

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