Autograph Letter Signed to Dr [Albert] Gunther.

Arthur Donaldson Smith
Publication details: 
24 January 1895; Barre.
SKU: 18302

American physician and explorer of Africa (1866-1939). The recipient (1830-1914) was Keeper of the Zoological Department at the British Museum, 1875-95, and Vice-President of the Royal Society, 1875-6. Two pages, 12mo. Very good, on slightly discoloured paper with a little light spotting. Traces of previous mount adhering to one edge. He is sending some 'spirit-specimens' from his collection and has written to Sir William Flower 'as to the disposition of the entire collection'. 'I intend to give you more than I specified as soon as I get to London & can find out what you specially wish if you should find something desirable.' He can give much information with the help of Dodson (a taxidermist who accompanied Donaldson Smith on his expedition to Lake Rudolf). 'I give Mr Dodson much credit for helping me to obtain & preserve the specimens.' Has to 'make haste as the collection must go to the coast earlier than I anticipated'. Signed A. Donaldson Smith'.