From the field notes, 1932
I emailed the curators (of the collection I measured a few weeks ago) about a binder I’d seen in the attic, with more notes on the specimens than were in the official catalogue. They weren’t sure what I was talking about, but they did send me a document full of lovely field notes…
Female Taken near the village of Obala.
Head to fork 30¾”. Height 46”. Span 67½”. Girth 36¾”. Belly 39½”. Ears 3” x 1¾”. Head round chin 24½”. Neck 14”. Biceps 11¾”. Forearm 12”. Thigh 11½”. Calf 9½”. Hand 8” x 55/8”. Foot 8¾” x 6¾”.
Colour of face, ears, hands and feet is best described as like that of a dirty chimney sweep who has been busy with chimneys. No where was there that deep black of 449. Although the beast was from the same family as 449. In places it looked as if some of the blackhad been wiped off leaving a dirty smudge. The black looked superficial not skin deep. Left leg bone appears to have been broken.