Wallace Letters Online

Share this:

Record number: WCP534

Sent by:
Milton Hindle
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
10 January 1913

Sent by Milton Hindle, Blackburn, Lancashire to Alfred Russel Wallace [address not recorded] on 10 January 1913.

Record created:
01 June 2002 by Lucas, Paula J.


Re. the interview with him published in the "Daily News" and his views on poverty.

Record contains:

  • letter (1)

View item:

LETTER (WCP534.534)

A typical letter  .

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/8/63
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Milton Hindle Literary Estate.

Transcription information



[[1]]1, 2




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 [[2]]

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. [[3]]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 [.] [[4]]

Yours in all sincerity | Milton Hindle [signature]

Professor Wallace


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.

Please note that work on this transcript is not yet complete. Users are advised to study electronic image(s) of this document, if available.