Letter (WCP211.211)


Parkstone, Dorset.

March 23rd. 1890

My dear Violet

I send you just a few lines to show that we are alive & well. Willie1 is coming home next Friday. I had got hold of last year’s Programme which gave the time 2 weeks earlier. Aunt Bessie2 is coming the same day as Willie for change of air &c. & I suppose will stay a week or two.

Miss Roberts3 is very ill. I suppose she had influenza & it settled on her [2] lungs. Your dress has been sent to die [sic], so you will probably have it all right when you come home.

I enclose you a cheque for £5. for your next quarter. You must sign your name on the back, and any one who has a bank account will give you the money for it, or you can keep it till you come home if you do not want it cashed.

Almost as soon as I had started from Croydon after I left you I looked in the [3] bottom of my bag & there I found my lost gloves! I wrote to Mrs. Mennell from London to tell her. I hope you have called there since in acknowledgement of of her kindness. I hope too, you have got rid of your cold. Send us a line to let us know, and when you go [to] Hurst be sure to wrap yourself up well.

No more at present | from your affectionate Papa | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

Wallace, William Greenell (1871-1951). Son of ARW.
Jordan, Bessie, sister of Wallace’s wife, Annie Mitten. <http://wallacefund.info/wallaces-genealogy> [accessed 1 December 2020]
Roberts, Elizabeth ("Eliza") (c. 1815- ). Second cousin of ARW; lived in Epsom, Surrey.

Please cite as “WCP211,” in Beccaloni, G. W. (ed.), Ɛpsilon: The Alfred Russel Wallace Collection accessed on 12 April 2024, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/wallace/letters/WCP211