Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, The Hamilton Hotel, Washington D.C., U.S.A. to William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace, [Nutwood Cottage, Frith Hill, Godalming] on 16 January 1887.
Re. newspaper reports of snow in England; snow in Washington, sleighs on the streets; stone artefacts from grave mounds displayed in American museums (ink sketch of five of these on p. 2 of letter); museum's orang-utan display; encloses some amusing cuttings (not present) from American papers; urges William to apply himself to carpentry lessons at school. 'William Greenell Wallace' is written on the back of the letter in Alfred Russel Wallace's hand.
A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.