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Record number: WCP5230

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
William Rothenstein
19 February 1904

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset to William Rothenstein [none given] on 19 February 1904.

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08 April 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP5230.5758)

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

Held by:
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Finding number:
MS Eng 1148 (1565)
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Broadstone, Dorset.

Feb.[ruar]y 19th. 1904

W. Rothenstein Esq.1

Dear Sir

Thanks for proof of portrait. The face is no doubt like, but it seems to me rather too delicate in feature, too small in mouth, too young-looking! and with that very bored expression which I can't help taking on when sitting up to order & being looked at.

What do you think yourself? From not very well, -- am now better, & hope when the [[2]] Spring comes in earnest -- if it even does come -- to get more out-door air in the garden and a rather more robust look in the face.

So if you are not quite satisfied with this one come again about April or May if convenient.

Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]


1. Sir William Rothenstein (1872 - 1945) English painter, draughtsman and writer on art.

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