A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Lucas, Paula J.
Transcription date: March 21, 2014
Scrutiny: 10/04/2014 - Benny, Ruth;
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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]
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.
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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