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CHARLES SUTHERLAND ELTON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/30/1974 - HFSID 81452

CHARLES SUTHERLAND ELTONThe ecologist known for his work studying invasive organisms pens this letter answering an inquiry as to how he got his start in the sciences Autograph Letter signed: “Charles Elton” 1p, 5¼x7 affixed to a 5½x9½ slip of paper. Oxford, March 30, 1974. To “Dear Mr.

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CHARLES SUTHERLAND ELTONThe ecologist known for his work studying invasive organisms pens this letter answering an inquiry as to how he got his start in the sciences Autograph Letter signed: “Charles Elton” 1p, 5¼x7 affixed to a 5½x9½ slip of paper. Oxford, March 30, 1974. To “Dear Mr. Taylor” In full: "I greatly appreciated the kind thought that led you to write on my birthday. I have enjoyed my work, partly through remaining a naturalist as well as being a professional scientist./ My original start I owe to an elder brother who trained my interests when was young; he was started by a lady who was herself an excellent naturalist & who originally got her start from the marine biologist Sir William Herdman. So there is something in continuity! My own son, though a statistician by trade, has a strong interest in birds, derived from our outings together./ with kind regards,/yours sincerely". Charles Sutherland Elton (1900-1991) was a zoologist and ecologist known for his work with population and community ecology. For a time he was a British government official who served as the Bureau of Animal Population. Elton won several awards for his work including the Darwin Medal (1970) and the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement (1976). Corners and edges of letter worn. Slip of paper worn and creased. Toned throughout. Otherwise, fine condition.

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