Sent by Benjamin Webb Williams, The Williams Lecture and Musical Bureau, 258 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts, USA to Daniel Coit Gilman John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA on 30 March 1886.
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Lecture and Musical Bureau
B. W. WILLIAMS, PROPRIETOR
258 Washington St[reet]., Boston, Mass[achusetts].
Boston March 30 1886
President D. C. Gilman
John Hopkins University
Mr. A. R. Wallace of England he celebrated Naturalist is to lecture, under my care next fall & winter. I understand you would like to see him lecture in your city. Will you, please inform me about what time you want him[.] Of course I must make his engagements in groupes[sic] so are the same him[?] travel[.] He [1 word illeg.] to have his [] Lowell course here in October. I think it will probably run until November some.
Mr Lowell1 will decide very soon. If you could indicate the dates you would like, I should be glad. All his engagements will be made by me & of course, all his dates will be kept at my [1 word illeg.].
Should be pleased to receive an early [1 word illeg.]
Yours most sinc[erel]y. | B. W. Williams [signature]
1. Lowell, James Russell (1819-1891). American poet, critic, editor and diplomat.
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