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Originally appearing in Volume V11, Page 349 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FISHER.—Size 30X12 in., tail 12 to 18 in. long, the largest of the martens; has a dark shaded deep underwool with fine, glossy, dark and strong top hair 2 in. or more long. Best obtained from British America. The tails are almost black and make up most handsomelyinto trimmings, muffs, &c. Tails worked separately in these forms are as rich and fine and more durable than any other fur suitable for a like purpose. The fur of the skin itself is something like a dark silky raccoon, but is not as attractive as the tails. Value 12S. to 465.
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HAMILTON FISH (1808-1893)
ALVAN FISHER (1792–1863)

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