Applegate, Oliver Cromwell (1845—1938). Oliver Cromwell Applegate ALS on the Oregon Wilderness, Embellished with Drawings and Sketches. May 25—June 2, 1862. Addressed to Harriet Applegate, on four pages of cream unlined paper, entirely in Applegate’s delicate script, embellished with over 30 miniature drawings and sketches, and many interesting examples of phonetic spelling, and discussing Western wildlife including bear, salmon, wolves, and “polatics” from the Siskiyou Mountain range. Signed “Your Effectionate [sic] Cousin/O.C. Applegate.” Fine. This letter is a fine example of the unique form of illustrated correspondence he and his cousin practiced and referred to as “sketchicism” or “emagination.” As Applegate writes here, “I have you will discover attempted some illustrations—if they are note according to the rules to be followed in letter writing, you will of course excuse both me and them.” His drawings include Indians, settlers, tumblers, and messengers, plus animals including whales, owls, bulls, and bees.