Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge, 1832-1898; Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898; Letters
In this letter, Dodgson, better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, writes to apologize for his negligence in paying for their interview, and writes that he has enclosed the sum with the letter. The letter is written in blue ink on ivory paper.
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; United States. President (1869-1877 : Grant); Dempsey & Carroll; Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.)
Menu for a dinner held at the Lotos Club in honor of Ulysses S. Grant. Typed in purple ink on thick off-white paper edged in gold. There is a frayed light blue ribbon at the top with "Lotos Club" printed in red.
Letter written in black ink on off-white paper. Sterling discusses his interactions with Upton's rich friends, attempts to secure a seat on a steamer for Carroll to get to Hong Kong, and describes the gatherings every Sunday at Lafler's house....
Letter written in black ink on off-white paper. Sterling writes that he may be able to get to L.A., that Upton is coming to lecture in two weeks, and that his house in Carmel burned down. Also mentions Mrs. Sinclair, the Laflers, and Hopper.
Letter written in black ink on off-white paper. Sterling recounts his latest bout of gastritis due to alcohol and passes on information from Sinclair's brother-in-law on how to secure a place on a steamer to China. Refers to Carroll as "Joe."