Congratulating Wallace on his 90th birthday and his achievements; stamped envelope postmarked Woldingham 9 Jan 1913 addressed to Alfred Russel Wallace.
A typical letter .
Transcriber: Sarvis, Nicole Mary
Transcription date: September 22, 2014
Scrutiny: 22/09/2014 - Lucas, Paula J.;
Signed off: no
9 Jan[uary] 1913
Dear Dr. Wallace
Accept our hearty congratulations on your latest achievement & may you see your century.
Science is shamefully neglected: had you been a miserable politician, or a wretched millionaire (maybe out of the hard earned halfpence of the poor) you might have been a peer.
But I think it likely that you have desired more lasting & innocent gratification from your labours than they from theirs and have certainly earned the gratitude & respect of all thinking people.
Yours faithfully, | W J Horn [signature]
1. Annotated in [pencil?] in the top left corner "Ansd".
2. Annotated, including square brackets, in pencil above the address "[WP1/8/64 (1)]".
3. The address is on the upper right, embossed, white on white and only faintly visible. The accompanying envelope is postmarked Woldingham, Surrey.
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