A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 1
Transcriber: Benny, Ruth
Transcription date: April 28, 2014
Scrutiny: 28/04/2014 - Benny, Ruth;
Signed off: no
Jan[uar]y. 7th 1907
F. J. Blake Esq[uire].
As I cannot take any part in the work of your Society and know none of your active members, I had rather not have my name in such a prominent position as to be called "Patron".
But as I see my friend Mr. J. W. Sharpe has allowed himself to be made an Honorary President1, you can, if you like put my name along with his.
Wishing you success | Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
1. Presumably of the Bournemouth Spiritualist Church from which this letter originates.
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