Le Vésinet, 1924. Single printed and folded leaf (21.4 x 27.3 cm). Hand-written, signed and dated.
Hand-written letter on the stationery of the Office Scientifique et Technique des Pêches Maritimes, by the French malacologist Louis Lambert (1886-1957) to his colleague, the French marine biologist, ichthyologist, parasitologist, and director of the Service des Pêches Coloniales, Robert Philippe F. Dollfus (1887-1976). He was a son of the malacologist Gustave Frédérique Dollfus (co-author of the famous Les mollusques marins du Rousillon), and was interested in Mollusca himself. Paul Henri Fischer wrote his necrologie in the Journal de Conchyliologie 114(3-4), p. 131. In this letter, Lambert asks Dollfus for the date and journal number of a certain paper by the latter, the requested title is noted in the lower left margin. Lambert's stamp is next to the printed address of the Office Scientifique in Paris; presumeably he used the official stationery but send his letter from his private address, just outside Paris (west of Nanterre).