A Birthday Gift From my Librarian Friend in Buenos AiresThursday, August 29, 2019
A surprise came in the mail on Thursday just in time for my birthday which is on August 31.. It was a largish envelope from Buenos Aires from my friend Roberto Baschetti who works at the Biblioteca Nacional Mariano Moreno (the Argentine National Library). He is in charge of inspecting the great piles of books that are donated to the library.
An old photograph fell out from a book by author and naturalist Guillermo Enrique Hudson. He was a Quilmes, Provincia de Buenos Aires author (4 August 1841 – 18 August 1922) known in England, where he died as William Henry Hudson.
The photograph had no stamp of any identification on the back. The book came from a pile donated by an Anglo Argentine man called Willoughby Blew who had recently moved to Florida.
Because Baschetti knows of my liking for photographs of undraped women he thought of me and my birthday. Thank you so much Roberto.