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Record number: WCP524

Sent by:
Albert Nicolay Gilbertson
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
3 January 1913

Sent by Albert Nicolay Gilbertson, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA to Alfred Russel Wallace Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset on 3 January 1913.

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01 June 2002 by Lucas, Paula J.


Congratulating Wallace on reaching his 90th birthday and on his achievements and supporting his views on socialism.; Stamped envelope addressed to Alfred Russel Wallace at Old Orchard, postmarked [North Grafton Mass] 4 Jan 1913.

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LETTER (WCP524.524)

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

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Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/8/53(1)
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Albert Nicolay Gilbertson Literary Estate.

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Worcester, Mass.[achusetts] U.S.A.,

Jan. 3, 1913.

Dr. Alfred Russell Wallace,

Old Orchard, Broadstone,

Wimborne, Dorset.

Dear Sir:--

On the ninetieth anniversary of your birth, permit me to join in the congratulations ex-tended to you at this season by a grateful world. I personally owe to you a double debt for your noble example and invaluable inspiration given to the youth of our age in your achievements in science and in your [[2]] services to mankind by your advocacy of the cause of socialism. Clark University is an institution for scientific research. Among its faculty and students is an active Socialist society. To you, sir, we look, as to a Father in God, both in our efforts in laboratory and lecture hall, and in our endeavors to promote the cause, which counts among its claims to the worlds respect the glory of your name and life. We unite in ad-ding to our congratulations on your birthday [[3]] our most heartfelt wishes for many years of life and health, for your continued services to truth and humanity.

I am, sir, with deepest gratitude and respect,

Very sincerely yours, | Albert N. Gilbertson [signature]

Fellow in Anthropology,

Clark University.


1. The word Ans[were]d in Wallaces hand is written in the top left hand corner of the page.

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