• American Naturalist Bailey Makes Traps For Marine Biological Laboratory

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    American naturalist Vernon Orlando Bailey, one-page, 6 x 7, ALS, July 11, 1941, to Dr. Frank A. Hartman of the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.


    “Thanks for your check for $5.00 and order for the traps. It takes a little time to make them but I hope to get them off tomorrow.




    “Vernon Bailey”


    BAILEY (1864-1942) was an American naturalist who specialized in mammalogy. He was employed by the Bureau of Biological Survey, United States Department of Agriculture. His contributions to the bureau were roughly 13,000 specimens, including many new species. Bailey published 244 articles during his career and is best known for biological surveys of Texas, New Mexico, North Dakota and Oregon.


    Vernon was born in Manchester, Michigan. He and his pioneer family moved by horse-drawn wagon to Elk River, Minnesota, in 1870. He briefly attended the University of Michigan and later Columbia University.


    Fold, light toning. Cover with postage and a cancelation stamp “Buy Defense Savings Bonds and Stamps.”  The letter was sent during World War II.


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