Regular Casefile Clues readers may remember an earlier column about Philip Troutfetter based upon information on him contained in the Bristow Collection of the Kansas State Historical Society. He had quite a life.
The collection contains a letter he wrote (under an alias) from the Columbian jungle in 1900 to a friend back in Havana, Cuba. A regular reader of Casefile Clues sent me a copy of the letter, which briefly describes his adventures, somewhat under the shroud of secrecy.
Troutfetter mentions arriving in Baranquilla, Columbia and then heading inland. We'll post some information about the letter on the blog later. Down the road we'll have an update on Philip--subscribe now and get in on the fun.