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Record number: WCP22

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace
9 February 1897

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace [none given] on 9 February 1897.

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01 June 2002 by Lucas, Paula J.
Verified by:
24/01/2012 - Catchpole, Caroline (All except summary checked);


Includes a recent journey by William; Mac's health; William's preparations for a voyage to America, advice on his visiting Meldola and spending Sharpe's present of money; suggestion he visit the House of Commons to observe a session, enclosing cards (not present) of 2 members of the L.N. (Land Nationalisation) Society; regards to the Hayward's.

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Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/1/22
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate
Record scrutiny:
24/01/2012 - Catchpole, Caroline;

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Parkstone, Dorset

Feb[ruar]y. 9th, 1897

My dear Will

I am glad your voyage was fairly satisfactory. You say not a word of Mac. Was he nice not with you & was he sick? You can ask Weston to come when you like. I hope you have sent off all your heavy goods by the Poole Steamer. I do not think you need necessarily but anything special with the Sharpes present unless you really want some one thing that it will buy. Is there not any instrument or fine tool that you really want. If not I would [[2]] keep it to buy something in America. That will be just as well.

When you go to the College give Meldola a call as I am sure he will like to see you before you go.

Would you not like to go to the St. of Commons some night to see our great ! Legislators? I dare say Mr. Hayward knows alo lot of Mr. P.s who can give you an order.

I enclose 2 cards to Members of L.N. Society. Ask for them in the Lobby & if they have not given them away they will give you one each.

No more time as post closes.

Your affectionate Pa | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

[[3]] P.S. Give my kind remembrances to the Haywards.


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