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  1. Björn Bergenholtz

    Monsieur Lefèvre's invalid (Northern) Gannet

    Oouups, :oops: sorry guys, I happened to open up a brand new thread: Eliza(beth)'s Mexican Sheartail Hummingbird (here), while you were busy solving the whole thing. Well done! (y) Thus, Mark, I don't think you have to ponder over the possibility of a "relation to Jacques Josse Hardy" ;), but...
  2. Björn Bergenholtz

    Monsieur Lefèvre's invalid (Northern) Gannet

    Mr Gouraud informed me that he apparently had some trouble with the two links to the Baillon collection (above). Both works fine for me (on my laptop). If anyone's having the same problem, just let me know.
  3. Björn Bergenholtz

    Monsieur Lefèvre's invalid (Northern) Gannet

    One more (final) post ... Re. the dedicatee behind 'Monsieur Lèfevre's Gannet' in the invalid "Sula lefevri" BALDAMUS 1851 Simply as I, some days ago, got yet another e-mail/reply/response from Christophe Gouraud, which I think would, or could, be of interest for quite a few BirdForum readers...
  4. Björn Bergenholtz

    Monsieur Lefèvre's invalid (Northern) Gannet

    Monsieur Auguste Lef... continuation, part II (and windup) Could this possibly be the guy in question? In; Dossier de proposition pour la Légion d'honneur (1865-1930) - Lettres H & M – LH/3227 à 3244, we find the following guy: The same name is also listed on p. 101, as: "artisan". [Which I...
  5. Björn Bergenholtz

    Monsieur Lefèvre's invalid (Northern) Gannet

    Monsieur Auguste Lef... continuation And now, onwards, bear with me, as this continuation turned out far, far longer than I expected when I started to write it (actually, half an Essay), and it all might appear somewhat unfocused (which I assume it is!), but that's all due to the simple fact...
  6. Björn Bergenholtz

    Monsieur Lefèvre's invalid (Northern) Gannet

    The French Monsieur Auguste Lef... (however his Surname was written?), in serious need of French knowledge! Sorry to open this old thread ... nope, I´m not truly sorry! Quite the opposite. About a Month ago I received an e-mail from Christophe Gouraud (Author of quite a few very reliable and...
  7. Björn Bergenholtz

    Monsieur Lefèvre's invalid (Northern) Gannet

    And here's a real long-shot; what about this text (all in French). Is it by chance of any help? From Magasin Pittoresque (1878): As I don't understand French I cannot tell if it's about "our guy", Auguste Lefèvre, the taxidermist and oologist, nor if its about any of his younger namesakes, like...
  8. Björn Bergenholtz

    Monsieur Lefèvre's invalid (Northern) Gannet

    As Monsieur Lefèvre suddenly reappeared I gave it/him yet another go (even if he's not one of "mine") ... So what about this French text (from 1868), clearly about a "naturaliste" (naturalist), by the same name, see top of p.280 : Doesn't this indicate that (M./Monsieur) Auguste Lefèvre was...
  9. Björn Bergenholtz

    Monsieur Lefèvre's invalid (Northern) Gannet

    While dealing with some French naturalists (and bird traders) I came across this guy, commemorated in ... • the invalid "Sula Lefevri" BALDAMUS1851 (here, in the foot-note, below the text by "A. L."/Auguste Lefèvre, signed "Bald.") [Syn. Morus bassanus LINNAEUS 1758 (earlier a k a Sula...
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