Today I got an undated letter from Charles E. Sprague to Trunk Brothers, Printers, re setting up sample pages of a Volapük dictionary, presumably M. W. Wood's Dictionary of Volapük
, which was published in 1889. Colonel Sprague, being the Lecif (President) of the North American Association for the Propagation of Volapük, was the highest-ranking Volapükist in the United States at the time. Unfortunately, I didn't get the envelope in which this letter was mailed. I'm guessing that the letter went into the printers' files, whereas the envelope stayed with the manuscript dictionary pages or else got tossed into the trash. Still, it's a very nice piece for my collection of Esperanto and other international auxiliary languages, and I got it for about the price of a cup of coffee!
items in today's mail: US #552, 553, 554, 555, 557, 559, and C4, all MNH.