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PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Shelfmark:  Waller Ms alb-BD1:46
Type of object:  manuscript
Dimensions:  187 x 115mm
Extent:  2 foll. + picxture
Material:  paper
DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS 1 of 2
Type of element:  letter
Extent:  1a
Language:  English
Place:  London
Date:  1840s?
Short summary:  Letter introducing two Austrian geologists, Baron von Hauer and Dr(?) Hauck(?).
Person:  Forbes, Edward, 1815 (Douglas, Isle of Man)-1854 (Edinburgh), Naturalist, Professor, author
Person:  Goodsir, John, 1814 (Anstruther, Fife)-1867 (Wardie, Leith), Anatomist, Professor, addressee
Person:  Hauer, Franz von, 1822 (Wien)-1899 (Wien), Geologist, person referred to ?
Person:  Hauer, Josef, Ritter von, 1778-1863, Palaeontologist, Official, person referred to ?
DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS 2 of 2
Type of element:  portrait
Extent:  3a
Language:  English
Place:  s.l.
Date:  1850-1900?
Short summary:  Engraved portrait of Edward Forbes, head and shoulders.
Person:  Forbes, Edward, 1815 (Douglas, Isle of Man)-1854 (Edinburgh), Naturalist, Professor, portrayed
COMMENTS
Comments:  Picture size: 156 x 111 mm. - The Austrians introduced in the letter are not securely identified. "Baron" von Hauer ought to be Franz von Hauer (likeliest) or his father Josef von Hauer. However, they were not Barons (Freiherren) but knights (Rittern).
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