A Letter from Frederick Law Olmsted

Many colorful cats
Read the story detailed in Frederick Law Olmsted's letter by clicking this image or the link in the paragraph above!

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

Frederick Law Olmsted wrote many letters, but few are as fantastical or hyperbolic as the one he wrote to his son Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. (then known as Harry) in 1875.
This letter has been adapted into an illustrated children's book, highlighting the whimsical but absurd nature of the story written to his son.

Last updated: January 3, 2018

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