Alfred Russel Wallace : Alfred Wallace : A. R. Wallace :
Russel Wallace : Alfred Russell Wallace (sic)

 
 
Dinner to Mr. Hyndman (S693: 1912)

 
Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: Third person summary of remarks Wallace sent on the occasion of a seventieth birthday gala celebration honoring reformer Henry Hyndman. Printed as part of a story on page 7 of the 8 March 1912 issue of The Times (London). To link directly to this page, connect with: http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/S693.htm


     Mr. H. M. Hyndman was entertained at a dinner which was given last night at the Monico Restaurant on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Mr. Walter Crane presided, and more than 300 guests were present. A long list of congratulatory letters were read from Socialist bodies and friends in different parts of this country and on the Continent. Among the writers were Dr. Alfred Russel Wallace, O.M., Mr. Frederic Harrison, Mr. Zangwill, Mr. Galsworthy, M. Jules Guesde, Miss Elizabeth Robins, Mr. Hewlett, and Mrs. Despard.

     Dr. Russel Wallace wrote that he had long been an admirer of Mr. Hyndman's long and continuous work for Socialism. When the writer was in the outer darkness of Individualism with Mill and Spencer, Hyndman tried to convert him by letter, but he never had the pleasure of meeting him. He wished he could dine with him, but he had not really dined (in the gastronomic sense) these 20 years or more. He was first and once for all converted to Socialism by Bellamy's convincing works.

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