A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Total Pages : 4
Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Sloyan, Victoria
Transcription date: September 10, 2013
Scrutiny: 10/09/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
Nov[embe]r. 21st. 1877
Thanks for Dr Carpenter’s2 extraordinary letter & Enclosures. As soon as I receive the proofs of my article I will add a few notes in reference to them, and will then return them. As Dr. C. divides his allegations among so many different publications, it is difficult to deal with them adequately. I will be very careful in my words, as I think I have been in my [] article, I see Dr. Carpenter joins you with himself -- "having gone into this discussion, we must go on with it." From what you say it is evident that he is not justified in doing this.
Dr. Carpenter’s idea of what is "gentlemanly discussion" in himself and others seems rather peculiar, but I will not trouble you with any further observations on his letter which, having the facts before you, you are quite able to estimate at its proper value.
Believe me | Yours faithfully | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
W. Allingham Esq.3
1. Written in different ink in the top left corner of the page.
2. Dr William Benjamin Carpenter (1813-1885), English physician and physiologist.
3. William Allingham (1824-1889), Irish poet and editor of Fraser’s Magazine for Town and Country.
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