Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to A. W. Anthony Cobb Divinty School, Lewiston, Maine on 15 August 1900.
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A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
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Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Linden, Tess
Transcription date: August 20, 2013
Scrutiny: 20/08/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
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Parkstone, Dorset. England
August 15th. 1900
A. W. Anthony Esq.
Many thanks for your kindness in pointing out the stupid error in my book, which both press-readers, reviewers, & friends had hitherto overlooked!
It arose from some vague idea that the easier feat of sailing round the Cape of Good Hope must have been before that of crossing the Atlantic. In the book itself I have put no dates, but merely stated that the former was 500 years ago & the latter 100 years later. In the "Reader",1 I have given [] the date of the former correctly, & still put Columbus 100 years later! It is a great kindness to an author to point out such stupid oversights which otherwise are apt to get passed over indefinitely.
Believe me | Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
1. Possibly the Wonderful Century Reader, for Alfred Russel Wallace's The Wonderful Century: Its Successes and Failures (1898).
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