Letter (WCP3710.3617)


Parkstone, Dorset.

June 26th. 1898

My dear Mr. Flürscheim1

I was very sorry to hear that you had gone to New Zealand, as we want you here more than ever. I also regret that you seem to have given up working primarily for land & social reform & are devoting yourself mainly to the Currency question. The more I think of it, the more convinced I am that this [2] is not the root of the question matter but only a matter of convenience. It will not abolish the unemployed, or enable every man to get the whole produce of his labour. With cooperation it is very useful, but without it of comparatively little importance. So it seems to me.

I hope we shall soon have you back here working for land reform and the [3] extension of cooperative industry.

We have just had a great Congress of Spiritualists in London, & I attended one meeting & tried to [one word illegible crossed out] induce Spiritualists to take up the social problems— & my remarks were well received.

Wishing you good health & success.

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

Michael Flürscheim (1844-1912). German economist. He became a leading advocate of the socialist writer Henry George.

Please cite as “WCP3710,” in Beccaloni, G. W. (ed.), Ɛpsilon: The Alfred Russel Wallace Collection accessed on 17 June 2024, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/wallace/letters/WCP3710