WCP1905

Letter (WCP1905.4076)

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9, St. Mark's Crescent N.W.

Sept. 5th. [1868]1

Dear Darwin

It will give me great pleasure to accept your kind invitation for next Saturday & Sunday, and my wife would very much like to come too, & will if possible. Unfortunately there is a new servant coming that very day, & there is a baby2 at the mischievous age of a year and a quarter to be left in somebody's care; — but I dare say it will be managed somehow.

I will drop a line on Friday to say if we are coming the time [2] you mention.

Believe me | Yours very faithfully | Alfred R. Wallace — [signature]

Year based on the age of ARW's son (see note 2)
Wallace, Herbert Spencer (1867-1874), ARW's first child.

Transcription (WCP1905.1795)

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To C.Darwin.) 9, St. Mark's Crescent N.W. Sept.3th [1868]

Dear Darwin

It will give me great pleasure to accept your kind invitation for next Saturday & Sunday, and my wife would very much like to come too, & will if possible. Unfortunately there is a new servant coming that very day, & there is a baby at the mischievous age of a year and a quarter to be left in somebody's care; but I dare say it will be managed some how.

I will drop a line on Friday to say if we are coming the time you mention.

Believe me Yours very faithfully Alfred R. Wallace

Transcription (WCP1905.4509)

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To C.Darwin.) 9 St. Mark’s Crescent N.W. Sept.5th (18681)

Dear Darwin

It will give me great pleasure to accept your invitation for kind invitation for next Saturday and Sunday, and my wife would very much like to come too, & will if possible. Unfortunately there is a new servant coming that very day, & there is a baby2 at the mischievous age of a year and a quarter to be left in somebody’s care, but I dare say it will be managed some how.

I will drop a line on Friday to say if we are coming the time you mention.

Believe me | Yours very faithfully | Alfred R. Wallace

Year uncertain.
Wallace’s first son, Herbert Spencer Wallace (1867-1874).

Published letter (WCP1905.5992)

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9 St. Mark's Crescent, N.W. September 5, (1868?).

Dear Darwin, — It will give me great pleasure to accept your kind invitation for next Saturday and Sunday, and my wife would very much like to come too, and will if possible. Unfortunately, there is a new servant coming that; very day, and there is a baby at the mischievous age of a year and a quarter to be left in somebody's care; but I daresay it will be managed somehow.

I will drop a line on Friday to say if we are coming the time you mention. — Believe me yours very faithfully, ALFRED R. WALLACE.

Friday.

My dear Darwin, — My wife has arranged to accompany me to-morrow, and we hope to be at Orpington Station at 5.44, as mentioned by you. — Very truly yours, ALFRED R. WALLACE.

Please cite as “WCP1905,” in Beccaloni, G. W. (ed.), Ɛpsilon: The Alfred Russel Wallace Collection accessed on 15 July 2024, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/wallace/letters/WCP1905