ALBERT HAZEN WRIGHT - CHECK ENDORSED 07/02/1953 - HFSID 271427
ALBERT HAZEN WRIGHT. Check Endorsed twice: "Albert Hazen Wright/A. H. Wright Spec Acct", 2¾x6¼. Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, 1953 July 2. Check for $4.50 made out to Wright and signed by Henry Ruhrs (?) on behalf of Lincoln Library, drawn on Peoples National Bank of Shippensburg.
Sale Price $252.00
ALBERT HAZEN WRIGHT. Check Endorsed twice: "Albert Hazen Wright/A. H. Wright Spec Acct", 2¾x6¼. Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, 1953 July 2. Check for $4.50 made out to Wright and signed by Henry Ruhrs (?) on behalf of Lincoln Library, drawn on Peoples National Bank of Shippensburg. Detached memo (1¾2¾) from front left edge notes that the payment to Wright is for Vol 9-14. Zoologist Albert Hazen Wright (1879-1970) and his wife Anna Allen Wright, both of Cornell University, traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada studying reptiles and amphibians in their natural habitats and collecting numerous specimens. Their comprehensive handbook of frogs and toads was published in 1949, another volume on snakes in 1957. The Wrights also documented the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon, once the most abundant bird on the planet, the last one dying at a Cincinnati zoo in 1914. Normal bank stamps. Nail head-sized hole above and left of signature. Cancellation holes at signatures, which remain fully legible. Otherwise, fine condition.
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