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Record number: WCP5388

Sent by:
Mary Evans
Sent to:
Annie Wallace (née Mitten)
27 December 1913

Sent by Mary Evans, Belgrave View, Ventnor to Annie Wallace (née Mitten) Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset on 27 December 1913.

Record created:
18 July 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP5388.6098)

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

Held by:
Wallace Family Collection
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Mary Evans Literary Estate.

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Belgrave View.


Dec 27 [1913]

My Dear Mrs. Wallace1

I have thought of you this Christmas & often wondered how you are, I do hope better & able to get about again it must be such a trial not to be able to walk, I don't know what I should do. We saw in the "Standard" the request of Mr. James Merchant for letter, & before Christmas a week or 2 weeks? ago Liz wrote enclosing a portait like these also the letter about them from [[2]] Dr. Wallace, I think he said he liked these better than proffessional ones -- she has never weard whether Mr Marchant has recieved them, I have over 40 letters -- most -- interesting I think about plants and gardening, but perhaps I had better not send so many, just the most intersting. I waited till the Chrismas traffic was over before sending these to you or my letter to Mr Marchant, his has the plate & got a chemist here to print these, she has no appliances now for doing them herself. I hope Violet & Will are both better,

With love to you all | Yours affec[tionately] [illeg.]

Mary Evans [signature]

1: Wallace, Annie (née Mitten) (1846-1914) Wife of Alfred Russel Wallace.

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