Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = TD,Use For = Expeditions, Scientific ; Scientific voyages ; Travels ; Voyages, Scientific
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Scope and Contents The Correspondence: John Phillips to Frederick William Rudler sub-series consists of:
- 40 letters, alphabetically arranged (1845-1901)
Scope and Contents Le Souef acknowledges safe receipt of the cloth. He writes that he has enjoyed his shooting trip and is reluctant to leave, but he will be sailing for France shortly. The Wild Animals of Australasia has just come out and he hopes it will prove useful to zoologists. He is organising a long trip through North Australia where he hopes to collect many new specimens of animals before they are wiped out.
Scope and Contents Buck sends Christmas greetings to the Ewarts and reminisces about their meeting at the Pan-Pacific Science Congress in Australia. He writes that the Board of Maori Ethnological Research has been busy and that they have established a Maori Improvement Fund to promote practical and higher education among the Maori people. He also reports that the Government has granted him leave to accompany an American scientific expedition into Polynesia.
Scope and Contents Le Souef writes that he hopes the Australian Prime Minister will find the time to see the research work in progress at Edinburgh and Aberdeen. He advises Ewart to emphasise the necessity of 'bridging the gap between the universities and the pastoralists so that the benefits of research can be put into practice.' Le Souef will be extending his proposed trip to North Australia in order to visit a large fresh water lake near Alice Springs to look up a large carnivorous animal which is at present...
Scope and Contents Herdman responds to Ewart's enquiries about himself by claiming that he had nothing to do with the HMS Challenger expedition, although he was one of Wyville Thomson's 'young men' at the 'Challenger Office'. He goes on to describe his work on the Tunicata collected on the voyage, and provides some more biographical information.
Scope and Contents Mortensen writes concerning his query about P. phiale, a type of Pourtalesia, which he is trying to identify correctly from Wyville Thomson's description in his 'Memoir on the Echinoidea of the Porcupine Expedition' (1874) and from A. Agasse's report on the Challenger expedition. He asks if Ewart whether the 'Edinburgh Museum' might have a specimen for him to compare with his own.