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Sent by:
E. Pickworth Farrow
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
On:
7 January 1913

Sent by E. Pickworth Farrow, Spalding, Lincolnshire to Alfred Russel Wallace [address not recorded] on 7 January 1913.

Record created:
01 June 2002 by Lucas, Paula J.

Summary

Re. Alfred Russel Wallace's article on poverty in the "Daily Mail" the day before.

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LETTER (WCP518.518)

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Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/8/47
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the E. Pickworth Farrow Literary Estate.

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[[1]]1

Limehurst,

Spalding.

Telephone 101.2

7th Jan[uary]. [19]13.

Dr A R Wallace. OM FRS

Sir.

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 [[2]] 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.) [[3]]4

ENDNOTES

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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