Letter from William Ruskin Butterfield (curator of Hastings Museum) wishing zoologist Dr. Philip Sclater many happy returns on his seventieth birthday.
[stamped] ZOOL. SOC LOND.
4 NOV 1899
ANSD. [handwritten] 5.XI.99
[handwritten] 14 Stanhope Place
Dear Dr Sclater,
May I venture to offer my congratulations upon your reaching your seventieth birthday, & my hope with regard to future birthdays, that you may have "many happy returns"?
I beg to remain,
Yours very truly
W. Ruskin Butterfield.
3 Nov. 1899
Butterfield, William Ruskin (1872-1935). English schoolteacher, ornithologist and curator of Hastings Museum.
Philip Lutley Sclater (1829-1913) was an English lawyer and zoologist. He was an expert ornithologist,
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