"my 'Paleontology'"

Owen, Richard, comparative anatomist and palaeontologist (1804-1892). Autograph letter signed.

[Sheen Lodge/Richmond Park], 18 Oct. 1884.

8vo. 1 p. on bifolium. With autograph envelope.


To H. W. Horwill at Wadham College in Oxford: "I beg to thank your for obliging letter and am gratified by the attention which you have thought my 'Paleontology' worthy of receiving. I shall not fail to make the corrections which you have kindly called my attention in the next Edition, & to make due acknowledgement of the source [...]".

Owen, a supporter of Lamarck and scientific opponent of Darwin, was well-known for creating (with the support of Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins) the first life-size sculptures depicting dinosaurs as they might have appeared: some of them were initially created for the Great Exhibition of 1851.

With printed letterhead.

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