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Record number: WCP554

Sent by:
Henry Miles
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
6 January 1913

Sent by Henry Miles, Milford on Sea, Hampshire to Alfred Russel Wallace [address not recorded] on 6 January 1913.

Record created:
01 June 2002 by Lucas, Paula J.


Congratulating Wallace on reaching his 90th birthday and referring to Alfred Russel Wallace's views expressed in that day's "Daily News".

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LETTER (WCP554.554)

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Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/8/83
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Henry Miles Literary Estate.

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Milford on Sea2


6th Jan[uar]y. 1913.

Dr. Alfred Russell [sic] Wallace

You grand &+ great old man I wish you every happiness on the birthdays that you may yet live to see.

That you may continue to do so long enough to witness the fulfilment of thoese noble aspirations &+ holy ideals that appear in toGdays[?] "Daily News" is the fervent hope of

Your humble &+ sincere admirer | H[enr]y Miles [signature]


1. Annotated in ink on the upper left of the page "Answd ".

2. Annotated, including square brackets, in pencil above the address "[WP1/8/83]".

3. "Hants" derived from Old English "Hantum Scire" is the common abbreviation for the English county of Hampshire.

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