Letters : Rhyl, Wales, to J. Van Voorst [London]  Sept. 22, 1866 Oct. 4.
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The collection consists of two handwritten signed letters discussing the Record of zoological literature, begun the previous year and published by Van Voorst. Clark had ordered a copy of vol. 2 (1865). In the first letter, Clark commiserates with Van Voorst on the difficulties of finding subscribers for a new annual publication. Clark suggests that Van Voorst sell the work in parts, to attract buyers interested only in a particular subject or unwilling to pay for the complete contents. In the second letter, after having received the volume, Clark calls it a "capital work" and "important and well conducted" and says "I will mention it to 2 or 3 of my friends." He also comments"in my own subject I can detect as yet no slips whatever" on the part of the recorders.
- 1866 - 1866
- Clark, Hamlet, 1823-1867 (Person)
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Hamlet Clark was an amateur entomologist and English cleric interested in natural history. Clark became an authority on beetles (Coleoptera), especially the Chrysomelidae, Dytiscidae, Gyrinidae, Haliplidae, and Noteridae. From 1842 until 1867 he published 39 papers in which he described 71 genera and 709 species.
John Van Voorst, 1804-98, was a publisher with premises in Paternoster Row, London, 1833-86, who published many works on natural history.
0.25 Linear Foot (1 box) : 2 items ; 19 x 24 cm. or smaller
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