Re. the interview with him published in the "Daily News" and his views on poverty.
A typical letter .
Transcriber: Sarvis, Nicole Mary
Transcription date: September 22, 2014
Scrutiny: 22/09/2014 - Lucas, Paula J.;
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66, REVIDGE ROAD,
January 10th 1913
Dear Dr. Wallace
I have read with much interest and profit the account of the interview which you kindly granted to the Daily News representative.3 []
May I please in sincere respect and appreciation ask if you conclude that the "Poor are becoming Poorer" [.]
I promise nothing but honourable use of your any answer you may honour me with. []4
Your position in the interview was today debated by about twenty men who meet privately for discussion
Your position was quoted against Lord Emmott’s[?] position that the “Poor are not becoming Poorer”5 [.] []
Yours in all sincerity | Milton Hindle [signature]
1. Annotated in ink in the top left corner "Answd".
2. Annotated, including square brackets, in pencil above the address "[WP1/8/63]".
3. Newspaper feature headlined "The spectre of poverty". Interview with Alfred Russel Wallace, by an unnamed correspondent. 1913. Daily News & Leader (London & Manchester) No. 20850 (6 January) p. 1.
4. Annotated in the central top margin "2" (circled).
5. Possibly Alfred Emmott, (1858-1926), 1st Baron Emmott of Oldham; British businessman and Liberal Party politician. He addressed the Oldham Equitable Society in November 1912 on the subject of the nations wealth. Oldham is about 40 Km north-west of Blackburn in Lancashire.
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