1916. Original handwritten letter, signed on a single leaf (22.2 x 17.2 cm), folded to 4 pp. (11.1 x 17.2 cm).
Autograph letter by the French malacologist Arthur René Jean Baptiste Bavay (1840-1923), to his compatriot and colleague, Éduard Lamy (1866-1942) dated 12 April 1916. In this letter, Arthur Bavay mentions, amongst other things, the reception of dredging material from the Balearic Islands and Morocco which he accepted out of "childish curiosity" but was unable to work through due to a lack of books and reference material. In a postscript, he also promises to return material collected at Djibouti (Red Sea). Horizontal fold, weak paper toning, otherwise very good, clean.