John Leigh to Lydia [Becker]

Scope and Content

Lydia's grandmother was Lydia Kay Leigh and one of her sons was called John Leigh which would make him an uncle of Lydia. One of her brothers was called John Leigh but he was not born till 1840. Thanking her for sending him such fine specimens of the Colchicum. Rest of the letter devoted to extolling the work of the explorer and archeologist Layard whose last work he has just finished reading. He advises her to get the book out of the library as early as possible.