Russel Wallace : Alfred Russell Wallace (sic)
Dear Mr. Stead,--
After reading the summary of your twenty-one years' work I am very much pleased to find myself in almost perfect accord with you in every great reform or ideal you have laboured for so strenuously. Like yourself, I am more of an optimist than ever, and our chief difference is that, as regards social reform especially, I advocate more fundamental changes than you have yet ventured on. Though of late years I have not found time to follow your work so closely as I did during the first half of the life of the Review, I have always admired your unflinching advocacy of justice, both at home and abroad, while I have never read more enlightening articles than your long series of Character Sketches of the great men of the world. Sincerely hoping that you may have another twenty-one years of equally beneficial literary work in the cause of human progress.
I am glad to be able to sign myself,
Your admirer and friend,
Alfred R. Wallace.