Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Dorset to John William Robertson Scott [none given] on 22 March 1911.
No summary available at this time.
A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
Some words of the letter look as though they have been deleted with Tipp-ex, although they are still readable. There is considerable writing in pencil in another hand.
An original MS
part of text destroyed
Transcriber: Shapland, Lesley
Transcription date: April 29, 2014
Scrutiny: 29/04/2014 - Benny, Ruth;
Signed off: no
March 22nd 1911
J. W. Robertson Scott Esq[uire]1
Though I have built several houses myself I cannot make any such suggestions as you want. The subject is far too complex & difficult. & I am much [word illeg.]3
Yours truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
1. Scott, John William Robertson (1866-1962). Journalist and writer on rural affairs.
2. Words 'Dear Sir' have been obscured with white correcting fluid.
3. Words '& I am much [word illeg.]' obscured with white correcting fluid.
4. The letter is annotated in pencil in three distinct hands. The first hand states 'Delete ink smears & portions rushed'. The second hand then annotates the letter with the following: 'Cut out all pencilled. Cut & push up Yours truly Alfred Wallace. But join must [word ileg.] not show. If it will, give me a block of Yours truly AR Wallace [word illeg].' The third hand appears on the reverse of the letter and states 'Romford Garden home[?] 29 of 2o/c[?].'
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