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1 Item (Correspondence, 8.5 x 11 in.)
1934 June 15
Scope and Contents note:
Refers to the plans of someone named Sage to capture a giant panda alive. Offers advice on the feeding of nursing monkeys (and pandas). The autograph draft pages present refer to Frank Buck and his 'cruel' film 'Bring 'Em Back Alive.' He calls Buck a 'faker' who never went into the wild to capture an animal but always purchased them from natives on the coast. Describes Buck's two books as 'chiefly lies and fake experiences...'
Retained carbon copy of a typed letter. Unsigned but with a number of corrections in Heller's hand. Attached is a 2 page autograph draft of a letter, signed by Heller. These are pages 2 and 3. No copy of page 1. M069j is accession number in the Russell E. Train inventory list of the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History.
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