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Record number: WCP5462

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
29 January 1911

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset to Wagstaffe [none given] on 29 January 1911.

Record created:
16 October 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP5462.6192)

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

Held by:
The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto
Finding number:
General Manuscripts 8.028
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Old Orchard,



Jan[uar]y. 29th. 1911

Dear Mrs. Wagstaffe1

I think if you enquire you will find that there are a number of Spiritualists in Huddersfield, and I think also a Spiritualists Society, where you could probably see or borrow any book, which costs s.5/- [.] But in the meantime if you can afford s1/- get Mr Bennett's book2,3 which I mentioned in my letter to the "Clarion".4 I am sure you will like it.

Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

(over) [[2]]

P.S. You can get Mr Bennett's book at "The Spiritualists' Alliance"5 110, St. Martin's Lane, London. W.C., and if you ask them they will give you the address of any Spiritualists' bookseller at Huddersfield, or any Spiritualists Society there.

A.R.W [signature]


1. Wagstaffe, Mrs. No details found.

2. Bennett, Edward T. 1905. Automatic speaking and writing. London. William Rider & Son. Series: Shilling library of psychical literature and enquiry no. 3.

3. Bennett, Edward T. Assistant Secretary to the Society for Psychical Research 1882-1902.

4. The Clarion was a socialist, weekly newspaper founded in 1891 and closed in 1931. Wallace's letter to the editor on the subject "Life after Life", printed on p. 5, 20 January 1911, included Bennett's Automatic speaking and writing in a list of books on spiritualism.

5. The London Spiritualist Alliance (now The College of Psychic Studies), founded in 1883.

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