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A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
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Transcriber: Cooper, Rod
Transcription date: April 10, 2014
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Holly House, Barking. E.
April 9th. 1871
My dear Sir1
It will give me great pleasure to be of any assistance to you while in London, but as I am now some distance away preparatory to a further removal in the Autumn, I attend very few Societies myself. The meetings however of almost all are open to visitors. I am not a Fellow of the Royal Society, but you can I am sure put down the name of my friend St. George Mivart2 [] (Author of “Genesis of Species”)3 as introducing you, -- & I will tell him what I have done next time I see him.
At the Anthropological Institute you may put down my name. If there are any other Societies you want to attend you have simple to go, as no questions are asked in most[?] cases.
You will probably be too much occupied to come so far also, but if you should have an evening to spare [] it will give me great pleasure to see you.
With kind remembrances to Mrs. Knight & yourself
Believe me | Yours very faithfully | Alfred R. Wallace -- [signature]
1. The addressee is William Angus Knight (1836-1916). British writer and professor of moral philosophy and the University of St Andrews from 1876 to 1902.
2. St. George Mivart (1827-1900). British biologist. Initially a supporter, and subsequently a critic of Natural Selection.
3. On the Genesis of Species, Macmillan & Co., London, 1871.
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