Autograph Letter Signed, to Francis Orpen Morris, the famous ornithologist, assuring him that “The bird to which you refer is the Wood Lark not the Shore Lark”. 1 page 6 x 4 inches, traces of former mounting. Banff, 26 August 1851. Thomas Edward (1814-1886), Scottish naturalist. The story of his life and work was recorded in Life of a Scotch Naturalist, Thomas Edward, associate of the Linnean Society, written by Samuel Smiles, illustrated by George Reid and published by John Murray in 1876 (nine editions were published between 1876 and 1889).