1905 Letter from British Cambridge University Zoologist, Sir Frederic Harmer to Canadian Biologist, Charles Gordon Hewitt

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On offer is a postcard, written and signed by S.F. (Sidney Frederic) Harmer (1862-1950) to Charles Gordon Hewitt (1885-1920).

The postcard is dated from the University of Museum Zoology, Cambridge, July 14, 1905. It has been addressed by hand to C. Gordon Hewitt, Esq., c/o R.H. March Esq, Ingleside, Epping, Essex.

Hewitt has written to Harmer informing him of the return of Dr. Sharp, who he says will need to make an appointment with Harmer. He asks Harmer to send Dr. Sharp his address in Cambridge so that Sharp can make an appointment to see him if he has time.  Harmer has signed the note S.F. Harmer. 


Sir Sidney Frederic Harmer FRS[1] (9 March 1862 - 22 October 1950) was a British zoologist. He was President of the Linnean Society 1927-1931 and was awarded the Linnean Medal in 1934. Sidney Harmer was Superintendent of the Cambridge University Museum of Zoology from 1892-1908. Harmer was Keeper of Zoology at the Natural History Museum from 1909 to 1921 and director of the Museum from 1919 to 1927. His research library is held in the National Marine Biological Library at the Marine Biological Association in Plymouth. He was the father of Russell Harmer, the gold-medal winning British sailor, and great uncle of the actress and writer Juliet Harmer, best known for her role in the 1960s TV series Adam Adamant Lives!

Charles Gordon Hewitt (1885-1920) was was a Canadian economic entomologist and pioneer of conservation biology.

Letter measures 4-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches, hand-written two sides. Age toning and minor bends/folds on edges. Overall G. 

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