It is no secret that Reuben Haines III was acquainted with John Audubon. However, some of their correspondence was “lost” until recently. Matthew R. Halley, an evolutionary biologist and doctoral researcher at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, has transcribed and studied five letters from John Audubon to Reuben Haines III of Wyck. Housed in the Haverford College Library, these letters had never been published.
We recommend you read Matthew’s article about this correspondence:
The Heart of Audubon
Five unpublished letters (1825–1830) reveal the ornithologist’s dream and how he (almost) achieved it
by Matthew R. Halley
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