Noted: Old Time Farm Crime: The Cutthroat World of Victorian Orchid Hunters via Modern Farmer

Old Time Farm Crime: The Cutthroat World of Victorian Orchid Hunters via Modern Farmer

Old Time Farm Crime: The Cutthroat World of Victorian Orchid Hunters via Modern Farmer

Wilhelm Micholitz was half-starved, his clothing continually damp from the incessant Sumatran rains and he ached from the exertion it took to gather the precious specimens that clung on solitary cliffs and high up on the ancient trees of the deep forest. Add to that the fact that his boss was sometimes slow to send funds and it was no wonder his letters to Frederick Sander, “The Orchid King” back in England were often full of grumbling complaints.

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