MANUSCRIPT: AAS. Pencil.
PUBLICATION: L (1894) 386; L (1931) 376.
Presumably on the authority of Mrs. Tuckerman, Mrs. Todd dates the note 8 November 1881, and says that it was accompanied by a pressed dandelion tied with a scarlet ribbon. Root died, 3 December 1880 (see letter no. 677).
Among the scraps that were in Mrs. Todds possession (AC-pencil), and that date from about the this time, is the following:
Ferocious as a Bee without a wing
On the verso is written: Prof Tuckerman. The lines may or may not have been a trial draft of a brief note, similar to the above, intended for Mrs. Tuckerman.