Arthur Stannard Vernay was an English-born antiques dealer, hunting
enthusiast, naturalist and philanthropist. He immigrated to the United States in
1905 and opened the first of his antiques galleries in 1906, which he would run
until his retirement in 1941. He is especially well known for his extensive
expeditionary work collecting animal specimens for many cultural institutions,
notably the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. On behalf of
this Museum, he traveled to India, Burma, Angola, Tibet and the Kalahari Desert.
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