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Record number: WCP556

Sent by:
Fred E. Monks
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
16 January 1913

Sent by Fred E. Monks, Salford, Manchester to Alfred Russel Wallace [address not recorded] on 16 January 1913.

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


Re. a spiritualist pamphlet written by Alfred Russel Wallace and published by the Spiritualists' National Union, asking him to autograph an enclosed copy (not present) to be included in a collection of similar pamphlets the writer intends to have bound; wishing him good health and happiness.

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LETTER (WCP556.556)

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Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/8/85
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Fred E. Monks Literary Estate.

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67 West High Street2

Salford, Manchester

16th Jan[uar]y 1913.

Dear Sir,

No doubt you are aware that the Spiritualists National Union have published a number of pamphlets dealing with the question of a future life and kinred [sic] subjects. It is my intention to have these pamphlets bound together so that I shall have them in a more permanent form. I have had a number of them autographed by the Authors who fortunately I have seen personally, and I shall be very glad if you would be good enough to autograph the enclosed pamphlet of yours, on page 5 where I have written your name in pencil. You will, I feel sure, excuse my troubling you on this apparently small matter, but although I have never seen you, I can assure you that in me you have a young admirer.

I enclose a stamped addressed envelope for return, and thank you in anticipation.

I trust that you will yet have many years of health and consequent happiness, and with my best wishes to you,

I remain, | faithfully yours, | Fred. E. Monks [signature]

Dr. A.R. Wallace,



1. Annotated in ink in the top left corner of the page "Answered".

2. Annotated, including square brackets, in pencil above the address "[WP1/8/85]".

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