The Rejected

This past Friday I made a research trip to the library hosting the archives of a major American publisher of the nineteenth century. I went there hoping to find a reference to the manuscripts they had rejected, and the reasons why. My current research project, Ernest T. Morris, the "Boy Naturalist," had his book turned... Continue Reading →

In Search of Human Heads

Ernest T. Morris (1856-1891), known as the "Boy Naturalist" or "Boy Explorer," made seven trips to the Amazon valley between 1875 and 1884. He was a Special Correspondent for the New York World, writing many columns describing his journeys. This text covers his first and second journeys, including (starting in Chapter IV) his 1876-1877 trek... Continue Reading →

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