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Dr. A. R. Wallace and Honours (S658: 1908)

Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: A letter to the Editor decrying the amplification of a rumor that he was about to be knighted. Printed on page 78 of the 17 July 1908 issue of Public Opinion (London). To link directly to this page, connect with: http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/S658.htm

     I am surprised at your taking the absurd statement in the 'Table Talk' column of the Daily News about me being knighted--as genuine! As if I would accept such a gawd! and so try to put myself before Charles Darwin: and as if the 'Table Talk' is the place in which 'Birthday Honours' are announced. I would not trouble you to correct it but that I get letters from my friends asking about it, and this will increase them.

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