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Record number: WCP542

Sent by:
H. Kidner
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
8 January 1913

Sent by H. Kidner, Bournemouth, Dorset to Alfred Russel Wallace [address not recorded] on 8 January 1913.

Record created:
01 June 2002 by Lucas, Paula J.


Congratulating him on reaching his 90th birthday; referring to Lloyd George's Land Policy and asking for Alfred Russel Wallace's autograph to place inside his copy of Alfred Russel Wallace's "Darwinism".

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LETTER (WCP542.542)

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Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/8/71
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the H. Kidner Literary Estate.

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194 Shelbourne Road2



Jan[uary]. 8th 1913.

Dear Sir,

My respectful &+ hearty congratulations on your 90th birthday. Wonderful; may you see many more.

If the "Daily Citizen"3 is correct, the Landowners in the Liberal Party are making a dead set against Mr. Lloyd George's4 land policy; &+ there may be a "Liberal Split."

I hope you will complete the volume on which you are engaged.5

May I on enclosed P[ost].C[ard]. have your autograph to be attached inside your "Darwinism"6 which I sdo much value?

Yours faithfully | H. Kidner [FJ.G.S]7 [signature]

Dr. Alfred Russel Wallace.


1. Annotated on the upper left of the page "Ackd."

2. Annotated, including square brackets, in pencil above the address "[WP1/8/71]".

3. The Daily Citizen was a labour-leaning, union-backed newspaper produced 1912-1914.

4. George, David Lloyd- (1863 -1945) British Liberal politician. Chancellor of the Exchequer 1908 - 1915; Prime Minister 1916 - 1922.

5. Probably either Wallace, Alfred Russel. (1913). Social Environment and moral progress. Cassell & Co., Ltd, London, New York, Toronto & Melbourne; or The revolt of democracy. Cassell & Co., Ltd. London, New York, Toronto & Melbourne, published in the same year.

6. Wallace, Alfred Russel (1889 and later editions up to 1905) Darwinism; An Exposition of the Theory of Natural Selection With Some of Its Applications. Macmillan & Co., London & New York.

7. Fellow of the Geological Society [of London]. The square brackets in the letter appear to be in Kidner's hand.

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