Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson [none given] on 6 November 1891.
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A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Cooper, Rod
Transcription date: April 10, 2014
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Nov[embe]r. 6th. 1891
My dear Sir
I must apologise for not replying to your letter sooner but I received it at a friend’s house & on my return here I found so many letters to reply to & other work to do that yours lay forgotten in my pocket book.
I am sorry to have to decline taking the chair at Prince Kropotkin’s1 lecture, because I am living [] 120 miles from London, & never come up except on pressing business. Had I been living in London I would have gladly shown my appreciation of Prince Kropotkin’s writings & sufferings in the cause of human progress.
Believe me | Yours very faithfully | Alfred R. Wallace -- [signature]
T. J. Cobden-Sanderson Esq.2
1. Prince Pyotr Kropotkin (1842-1921). Russian polymath and anarchist.
2. Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson (1840-1922). English artist and bookbinder.
3. Text reading “MA 1794” is written beneath the addressee’s name. It is not in Wallace’s hand-writing.
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