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[Letter] 1876 May 8 / Frank Buckland.

Title: [Letter] 1876 May 8 / Frank Buckland.
Personal Author: Buckland, Frank, 1826-1880.
Date: 1876 May 8.
Extent: [1] leaf.
Dimensions: 18 x 24 cm. folded to 18 x 12 cm.
General Note: Autograph letter, signed. Previously pasted. Corner missing.
Abstract: Buckland declares that he is "exceedingly obliged" for the photos of John Hunter's coffin plate, although "what a pity it was we did not open the coffin & get you to take a photo of the great John himself." An eccentric naturalist, Buckland had been searching for the grave of the surgeon and anatomist, Hunter, and it was cleared at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields; Buckland had the remains transferred to Westminster Abbey for reinterment. Buckland states that he would like to show him the museum at South Kensington one day (Buckland was a scientific referee there from 1865, helping to build the collection on fisheries).
Personal Subject: Buckland, Frank, 1826-1880 -- Correspondence
Hunter, John, 1728-1793.
Subject: Death--Social aspects--England
Funeral rites and ceremonies--United States.
 

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