Sent by Mary Ann Wallace (née Greenell), [none given] to Henry Walter Bates [none given] on 11 May 1863.
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A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Shapland, Lesley
Transcription date: October 3, 2012
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
Many years have now passed without an opportunity of thanking you for your kindness to my dear Herbert1 in a foreign land -- -- accept my thanks now though late -- I have enclosed 2 pieces of writing his composition - it shews[sic] a more contemplative mind than I gave him credit for[.] I have many more written at various times but so imperfectly that it is with difficulty I have been able [] to make out the meaning of many of them -- Someday I will shew[sic] you any [illeg.]ings of mostly written in his journeyings through the country -- -- Say nothing to my son Alfred he is peculiar and may not like my troubling you with things long past away[.]
Yours truly | M A Wallace2 [signature]
May 11th 1863
1. Herbert Wallace (1829-1851) ARW’s younger brother
2. Mary Ann Wallace (1788-1868), ARW’s mother
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