Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to Helen Mary Elizabeth Allingham (née Paterson) [none given] on 30 November 1889.
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A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Total Pages : 4
Pages with text: 3
Transcriber: Cooper, Rod
Transcription date: September 10, 2013
Scrutiny: 10/09/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
Nov[embe]r. 30th. 1889
Dear Mrs. Allingham2
The only trustworthy public medium I know of now is Miss Lottie Fowler3, 14 Mount Street, Berkeley Square. The best way would be for you to write to her & ask for an appointment as then you would see her alone.
She is what is called a "trance medium", & I have heard from several persons [] that she gives wonderful tests. Do not however be disappointed if you get communication from some friend or relative instead of from Mr. Alingham4, in fact you might get a better test that way, as it would and be imputable to your own expectations.
I am glad to say that my health is much better than when I was at Godalming [] but I cannot tell yet whether the change of climate has had any thing to do with it.
With best wishes from self & wife
Believe me | Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
P.S. Dorset is as rich in picturesque Cottages as Surrey, A.R.W..[signature]
1. The top left-hand corner of the sheet is marked with the letter "a". It is not in Wallace’s handwriting.
2. Helen Allingham (1848-1926). English watercolour painter and illustrator.
3. Lottie Fowler was the name used by Charlotte Connolly (1836-1899). American born medium.
4. William Allingham (1824-1889). Irish poet, diarist and editor. William Allingham died on 18 November, 1889.
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