Letter from Alda Hoare to Thomas Hardy, 5 February 1914

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Lady Hoare


Zeals S.O.


Dear Mr Hardy

Will you permit me to thank you for using your powerful pen, in the cause of the animals?

I have never [Page 2] for nearly 30 years witnessed "Per­forming Animals", nor, as a child, permitted our son to — I thank you, from my heart, for using your great name, & pen, to pillory [Page 3] these cruel, unnatural, & disgusting shows. —

yrs. very sincerely

Alda Hoare
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