This letter (89.648HD), written on a folded 8 ½” x 11” sheet of THE MERIDEN BIRD CLUB stationery and signed by Ernest Harold Baynes, is dated “7th of Feb. 1923” and is addressed to Mr. Howland. It reads, “Dear Mr. Howland, I know that there is every intention on the part of the publishers of Nature Magazine to continue it indefinitely. I have contracted to do one article a month for a year at least, and I have already written three, which have been paid for. There was some confusion in getting out the first issue, which may account for the absence of volume & serial numbers. However, I am sending your letter to the Associate Editor with the suggestion that he tell you ‘how come’. With cordial regards to your all, I am, Very sincerely yours, Ernest Harold Baynes”. Baynes was a noted naturalist and lecturer. He founded the Meriden Bird Club in 1911 in Meriden, New Hampshire. His work was instrumental is forming over two thirds of America’s bird clubs. The letter, from the late 19th-early 20th century Henry Howland collection, is in excellent condition with staple holes at the top and creased again in the middle from folding for insertion into an envelope. It has the faintest evidence of having been pasted into an album. The letter comes in an acid free sleeve along with a listing of the autographs and paper still available from the Howland collection along with an original brochure entitled THE BAYNES LECTURES.