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Record number: WCP5367

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Isabella Beecher Hooker
13 May 1898

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to Isabella Beecher Hooker [none given] on 13 May 1898.

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27 June 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP5367.6041)

A postcard 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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May 13th. 1898



My dear Mrs Hooker1

I am quite unable to write anything for your meeting, as I have already told Dr. Willis. All I can do is to wish you a successful meeting, and to assure you that Prof[essor]. Crookes2 is as firm a Spiritualist as ever, having long since declared in a paper read to the Psyc[hical]. Res[earch]. Society, that he held firmly to all he had written on the subject, & had since seen no reason whatever to alter his opinions and beliefs.

With kind regards, | I am, | yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace[signature]


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

2. Sir William Crookes (1832-1919). British chemist and science journalist. Following the death of a brother in 1867, he became a supporter of psychic phenomena and mediumship.

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