WCP5560

Published letter (WCP5560.6319)

[1] [p. 368]

"Mrs. Wallace.1 — Madam, if your infernal thief of a husband is brought home some day on a hurdle, with every [2] [p. 369] bone in his head smashed to pulp, you will know the reason. Do you tell him from me he is a lying infernal thief, and as sure as his name is Wallace he never dies in his bed.

"You must be a miserable wretch to be obliged to live with a convicted felon. Do not think or let him think I have done with him.

"John Hampden"2

Wallace (née Mitten), Annie (1846-1914). British. Wife of ARW; daughter of William Mitten.
Hampden, John (1819-1891). British promoter of the Flat Earth theory.

Published letter (WCP5560.6944)

[1] [p. 368]

Mrs. Wallace,

"Madam—-If your infernal thief of a husband is brought home some day on a hurdle, with every [2] [p. 369] bone in his head smashed to pulp, you will know the reason. Do you tell him from me he is a lying infernal thief, as I am sure his name is Wallace he never dies in his bed.

"You must be a miserable wretch to be oblidged[sic] to live with a convicted felon. Do not think or let him think I have done with him.

"John Hampden"

Please cite as “WCP5560,” in Beccaloni, G. W. (ed.), Ɛpsilon: The Alfred Russel Wallace Collection accessed on 10 April 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/wallace/letters/WCP5560