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Letter: Does anyone know where rare Audubon books are?

Does anyone know where rare Audubon books are?

In the 1950s, the Buffalo Museum of Science had two Audubon books. They were large – at least 2 feet by more than a foot. One was on display – open to a beautiful, colored bird – in a glass case on top of a table for all to admire. The books were a legacy to the people of Buffalo.

In asking at the Museum of Science if one could be returned for display, I was told the books had been given to the downtown library for its rare book collection.

A few weeks ago, The News printed an article on the rare books in that library. The Audubon books were not among them. Why not? What has become of them? Does anyone know?

Kathleen M. Quinlan

Orchard Park