|Title: ||[Letter] 1876 May 8 / Frank Buckland.|
|Personal Author: ||Buckland, Frank, 1826-1880.|
|Date: ||1876 May 8.|
|Extent: || 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.