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Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Isabella Beecher Hooker
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27 July 1891

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to Isabella Beecher Hooker [none given] on 27 July 1891.

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27 June 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline

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LETTER (WCP5366.6040)

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

Held by:
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Finding number:
Joseph K. Hooker Collection
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Parkstone, Dorsetshire

July 27th. 1891

My dear Mrs. Beecher Hooker1

Please accept the sincere congratulations of my wife & myself on your Golden Wedding, though I fear this will not reach you till after the celebration.

I do not think I shall leave England again, as I find that I can only keep in health by constant care & attention, & by regular habits which I can only attain to at home. Here, I can still do a little for the cause of freedom & [[2]] progress. During the last year I have been giving evidence before the Royal Commission on Vaccination, & have, I hope, helped to abolish the cruel and tyrannical laws which treat parents as criminals for refusing to submit their children to the danger of horrible diseases through vaccination. I also do what I can for social improvement by the advocacy of Land Nationalization [sic] and Socialism, -- &[?] have just written an article on "Spiritualism", necessarily a short one, for the [[3]] new Edition of Chambers’ Encyclopedia.

I found you a copy of our Land-Nationalisation Paper containing my Presidential Address. Should you come again to England we shall be much pleased to see both yourself and Mr. Hooker.

With best wishes | Believe me | Yours very faithfully | Alfred R. Wallace -- [signature].

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1. Isabella Beecher Hooker (1822-1907). American political activist, lecturer and advocate for women’s rights.

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