Re. Alfred Russel Wallace's article on poverty in the "Daily Mail" the day before.
A typical letter .
Transcriber: Sarvis, Nicole Mary
Transcription date: September 22, 2014
Scrutiny: 22/09/2014 - Lucas, Paula J.;
Signed off: no
7th Jan[uary]. 13.
Dr A R Wallace. OM FRS
I am very interested in the interview with you in yesterdays Daily News.
I note you are reported as having said, "During the last century wealth has been accumulating at one end of our amazing humanity and poverty at the other."
I suppose there is a cause for any phenomenon and that if this was found the effect [] would not be amazing,
May it not be dangerous to tamper with the effect when the nature & magnitude of the producing cause or causes are so little understood that their effect appears amazing & would not the right line of attack be to investigate the causes instead of levelling up the effect?
I hope you can give me your kindly help with my difficulty for I am greatly interested in preventing poverty.
Yours faithfully .| E. Pickworth- Farrow.3 [signature] | (B.Sc. Lond.) []4
1. Annotated "[WP1/8/47]" above the address in pencil in cataloguer Paula Lucas's hand
2. "Telephone 101" is printed diagonally across the left-hand corner of the page. "Answd." is written in pencil above it, possibly in Wallace's hand.
3. Pickworth-Farrow, Ernest. Fl. 1913-1940s. Author of works on ecology and psychoanalysis and correspondent of Freud.
4. Annotated "Pickworth-Farrow | 90th " in pencil in an unknown hand on page 3, which is otherwise blank.
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