HE IS AN INSPIRATION TO ALL THOSE INTERESTED IN THE FIELD OF ZOOLOGY, PROFESSIONALLY AND RECREATIONALLY. FROM 23 YEARS OF AGE HE WAS EMPLOYED AS THE CURATOR IN CHARGE OF REPTILES AND MAMMALS BY THE NEWLY BUILT BRONX ZOO IN NEW YORK CITY AND WOULD REMAIN THERE FOR THE REST OF HIS CAREER. HE PUBLISHED MANY BOOKS ON ZOOLOGY, HIS OWN LIFE, AND HIS TRAVELS, ALL TOO GREAT SUCCESS. IN 1914 HE PIONEERED THE DIRECTION AND PRODUCTION OF HIS FIRST NATURAL HISTORY MOTION PICTURE TO WIDE ACLAIM AND 84 SILENT NATURE FILMS FOLLOWED.
RAYMOND LEE DITMARS (1876-1942) TYPED LETTER SIGNED, “Raymond L. Ditmars”, on New York Zoological Park letterhead, 8.5 x 11, March 26, 1940, by the American zoologist, naturalist, herpetologist, writer, public speaker, and pioneering natural history filmmaker. The letter is in response to a request for his autograph by the Drake Well Museum, Garland, PA. In fine condition, with usual letter folds.