Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to Isabella Beecher Hooker [none given] on 27 July 1891.
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Transcriber: Cooper, Rod
Transcription date: July 18, 2013
Scrutiny: 18/07/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
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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 & [] 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 [] 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].
1. Isabella Beecher Hooker (1822-1907). American political activist, lecturer and advocate for women’s rights.
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