[G.B. Sowerby ] Autograph Letter Signed "G.B. Sowerby", son of G.B. Sowerby, to a "Mrs Wynne", with prospectus for the "Illustrated Index of British Shells£.

G.B. Sowerby [ George Brettingham Sowerby II (1812–1884), naturalist, illustrator, and conchologist ].
Publication details: 
9 Pembroke Square, Kensington, 10 August 1857.
SKU: 17562

Two pages, 12mo, good condition. Her letter was passed on from his old address but "persons are still thgere falsely carrying on business in my name or that of my late father. | Balls dredge being comparatively light will probably answer your purpose. I can supply it at £1.0.0. | A hand-net with telescopic handle at 9/6 | A lowing net of fine muslin for small floating objects 8/6 with a geological hammer for shore collecting 5/- will complete your apparatus. | I hope your dredging operations will prove successful particularly as to molluscsa & if you should meet any species of shells not in my 'Index' you will kindly let me see them - in preparation for my future supplement.[...] P.S. I beg to enclose a prospectus of my recently published work & shall be happy to forward a copy." The brief Prospectus is printed on the verso of the letter, beneath the Postscript.