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MARSHALL, J L
3 Autograph Letters Signed to H. Lynge, 2½ pages 8vo and two postcards, Weymouth and Torquay, 1888. With a list by Lynge annotated by Marshall and customs documents. Listing portions of his seashell collection, hoping they will be able to exchange examples, correcting Lynge's identification of some shells, and reporting the safe arrival of a box of shells.
Marshall calls himself 'an old and experienced conchologist, a pupil of the late Dr Jeffreys' (13 May 1888). Lynge, a Danish collector, had contacted him respecting an exchange of duplicate shells. After viewing Lynge's list, Marshall apologises, 'I am sorry I cannot select a larger assortment from your list, most of which I already have, but perhaps you will have more duplicates later, when we can make further exchanges' (4 June 1888). On receipt of a box of shells from Lynge, he chides his less experienced colleague, 'Most of your shells I have before and are known to me by more modern names. The catalogue you go by must be a very old one' (25 June 1888). Evidently, Marshall felt obliged to assist Lynge. When sending him a box of shells, Marshall returned Lynge's list of 'Desiderata' having written the origin of each shell next to its classification.
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