Over the last couple of months I have been focusing a bit more on my genealogical research and it was through this that I established a link, albeit, a distant once to the well know Botanist, William John Burchell. Burchell spent a lot of time overseas, firstly to St Helena, then onto South Africa and South America. As he travelled he wrote a journal and collected specimens. It was through the course of this research that I established that Burchell had, had a Zebra named after him. I had no idea that there were different types of Zebra.
|dated circa 1950|
So far, I just have these two items in my Burchell Zebra collection, but I suspect that I might acquire a few more!
Submitted as Sunday Stamps hosted by Viridian’s Postcard Blog