Collected Letters of Elisée Reclus
To Nadar, founder of the Aerostatic Observatory,
Saint-Pierre Place, Montmartre.
Paris, no date, 1870, 91, rue des Feuillantines
I had the pleasure of being hired as an aspiring auronaut, on Mr. Rampont's list. I beg of you to let me know at what time and where I could make your acquaintance to receive your instructions and begin my studies. I believe that I could be very useful. In addition to being "heavier than air" I enjoy geography and a bit of meteorology. Aside from that, I have desire.