Summary

Letter from Ludwig Becker to Frederick McCoy, Director of the National Museum of Victoria, on finding a young female Australian Fur Sea alive on Punt Road near Gardiners Creek Road, Melbourne. Becker included a sketch of the seal, and suggested that McCoy purchase the animal to complete his observations on seals. The information in Becker's letter is associated with the publication of Plate 31 in The Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria by McCoy.

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Australian Fur Seal, Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus by Ludwig Becker. Note - Ink on paper, 21cm x 34cm. Letter from Ludwig Becker to McCoy associated with the publication of plate 31 in The Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria by Frederick McCoy.

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