Letters, Jul. 11, 1938

First Edition

Sirs: Re splendid article about Robert Williams Wood, issue June 20:

You slipped a mere ten years (wish I could do the same) in publication date of How To Tell The Birds From The Flowers. My dog-eared and beloved copy bears imprint of Paul Elder Co., San Francisco and New York, 1907, which year Santa Claus brought it to me.

Favorite verse—"The Auk and The Orchid." It has a sort of Walter Winchellish flavor.


Burlingame, Calif.

Subscriber Scott is right. Although the present publishers Dodd, Mead were not aware of it,...

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