Letter (WCP6366.7361)



5. Dezember 1933.

Dear Mr. Wallace2,

To day [sic] I received your kind sending [sic], containing Sir James Marchant "Letters and reminiscences of Alfred Russel Wallace3["] and I thank you heartily for it and for your endeavour to get it. For some days I got [sic] also your kind letter, which indicates [to] me, that you have found the work by Marchant. I allow me the complimentary question which costs are caused to you [sic]. Already in superficial perusal I see, that the books are very useful for me and I suppose now that my work about your honoured father becomes a very fine one. I hope also that I shall get all informations [sic] now, which I want so that I do not need to have too much recourse [to] you. Should I do not find any remarks in Marchant’s [2] books, so shall I allow me to beg your advice [sic].

As soon as I have finished my work I shall permit me [sic] after publishing to send you a copy instantly.

I remain with my bests [sic] compliments to you and your family.

Yours faithfully | Eugen Hornung4 [signature]

N[ota]. B[ene]. My wife begs me to send her compliments to you and yours.

The page is numbered [WP16/1/22] in pencil in the top RH corner.
Wallace, William Greenell (1871-1951) Electrical engineer, second son and third child of ARW.

Marchant, J. (1916) Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminiscences

London, Cassell & Co. 2 vols.

Hornung, Eugen of Karlsruhe-am-Rhein, Germany. No dates or biographical details found, nor of a biography of ARW by him having been published.

Please cite as “WCP6366,” in Beccaloni, G. W. (ed.), Ɛpsilon: The Alfred Russel Wallace Collection accessed on 24 June 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/wallace/letters/WCP6366