Friday, June 16, 2006

Who Was William D. Campbell ?

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It's not too often one finds a bookplate featuring an Okapi , so I did a little investigation and found out that William Durant Campbell ((1907-1995) was an explorer and field associate in the American Museum Of Natural History, Department of Mammalogy.
He led six expeditions to Africa in the 1930's.

The artist was Robert W. Kane (1910-1982)

Yesterday, I mentioned Angel Of Death Letters. Here is a partial response to one such letter received several years ago : " Many thanks for your letter of the 20th of this month.What a beauty:the exlibris you enclosed.---I am not planning to exchange my bookplates inasmuch as my greedy heirs already have their hands on them "

That's all for today.

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