Notes - Correspondence Archive

1. This transcript appears with the permission of John Murray (Publishers).

2. It was Murray’s practice to punctuate his letters only very lightly. To save paper he substituted symbols for paragraph spacing. To aid comprehension, I have liberally supplied commas and paragraph spaces.

3. At this time the recipient, not the sender, paid for postage.

4. Suckling is a natural form of birth control. Weaning the child might lead to Annie becoming pregnant and therefore unable to travel.