Letter from Austin Hazen Wright to Oliver Payson Hubbard, June 5, 1855, as transcribed in Hubbard, An Account, p. 15. The use of “Nineveh” in this quote is explained by John Malcolm Russell: “Layard and his contemporaries generally referred to all the Assyrian discoveries as coming from ‘Nineveh,’ regardless of whether they actually came from Nineveh, Nimrud or Khorsabad. This was due … to the belief that ancient Nineveh [the main capital city of the Assyrian empire] encompassed all of these cities and that they all shared a ‘Ninevite’ culture.” See Russell, From Nineveh to New York, p. 15.