Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace [none given] on 15 June 1891.
Talks of a lecture on Land Nationalisation; William's sister Violet; Mr and Mrs Cockerell going to Jamaica; death and funeral of Mrs [Allinson]; visit to Meldola's [possibly Finsbury Technical College] various visitors to the house.
A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
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Pages with text: 4
Transcriber: Vongsachang, Hurnan
Transcription date: July 8, 2010
Scrutiny: 08/07/2011 - Chen, Eric; 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
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June 15th, 1891
My dear Will
When you describe any such "accidents" again please put it on a separate piece of paper as Ma was unable to read your letter in consequence of such horrors.
I enclose a Card in case you and any friends like to come on Thursday Evening to hear me preach on Land Nationalisation. Violet & a lot of her friends will be there. [] I have at last settled with Mr. Rigler & Mr. Ponbon & all is pretty straight. The garden is looking very nice with lots of flowers.
Mr. & Mrs. Cockerell1,2 were here today. They are going to Jamaica in a few weeks. I gave him an a pocket Aneroid as a remembrance & for his held in correcting "Island Life." -- Mrs. Allman died last Thursday & was [] buried on Saturday. I went to the funeral. Our neighbours Col. Nichol, his wife, sister & little girls are very nice people -- & the sister, Miss. Cooper, is a crack tennis player, & they have the court opposite them marked out & their straining poles down.
Being very busy I can write no more just now. I was at Meldola’s a fortnight ago at time of Exams. [] I suppose you got the Conic Section book.
You affectionate Papa | Alfred R. Wallace -- [signature]
1. Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell (1866 -- 1948). American zoologist.
2. Annie Sarah Fenn Cockerell (1857 - 1893) first wife of T. D. A. Cockerell.
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