Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Cincinnati, USA to Annie Wallace (née Mitten) Nutwood Cottage, Frith Hill, Godalming on 22 April 1887.
Describing the countryside around Cincinnati and the spring flowers in the woods, with botanical and common names; flower roots sent to Miss Jekyll; instructions to let the house (in England) for up to six months if possible; money earned from lectures, lectures scheduled in Bloomington Indiana, Sioux City Iowa and Kansas but no others so far; possibility of travelling to California if a lecture can be given in San Francisco; Diphtheria; enclosing press cuttings with instructions to keep any sent together as they may be useful material for a book; enclosing a Canadian stamp and a hunting story [press cutting] for Willie (neither present).; Press cutting headlined "Colors in Animals. Their uses clearly explained" reporting on Alfred Russel Wallace's lecture at Smith & Nixon's Hall, Cincinnati; annotated in Alfred Russel Wallace's hand "Cincinnati Enquirer Ap 23/87 A bad lamp! Which went out in the mid of the lecture!!!"; Press cutting from ?The Post" undated (c. Apr 1887) headlined ?Dr. Wallace. A scientist of world-wide reputation in Cincinnati" with brief details of Wallace, motioning his opinion of Henry George in relation to land monopoly and his forthcoming lecture at Smith & Nixon's Hall.
An enclosure in English.
An original MS
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