Reference numberNLB/68/479
Alternative reference numberNLB/68 p256
TitleCopy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Mr Richard A. Giesecke; Hettner Strasse 4, Dresden, Saxony
Date16 July 1925
Description'In reply to your enquiry of the 6th instant concerning the Sepadak of Sumatra I write to inform you that the Royal Society has taken no further action in the matter of sending out an expedition. It is understood that the Dutch Government has taken up this investigation.' [This is in relation to the Sumatra Ethnological Expedition Committee to search for the "orang pandak", "orang pondak" or "orang pendek", a cryptid ape-like figure said to live in Sumatra].
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