Hieroglyphical Letter to the Editor,” by Susanna Newbould, is an elaborate concoction of visual puzzles and puns. Newbould had a puzzle column, “The Puzzle Drawer,” in Woodworth’s Youth’s Cabinet; she later edited the puzzle column of Robert Merry’s Museum.

“Hieroglyphical Letter to the Editor,” by Susanna Newbould (from Woodworth’s Youth’s Cabinet, February 1851, pp. 52-53)


first page of the rebus

p. 53

second page of the rebus


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