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Maurice A. Hamonneau

Maurice A. Hamonneau was born in North Africa on October 4, 1890. He served as a Captain in the French military for 4 years during World War I, then served 5 years in the French Foreign Legion. He later became an internationally known bookbinder and curio dealer in Paris. After moving to America he managed the Book Shop of the American Museum of Natural History in New York for 10 years. As a mineral (and shell) dealer he owned and operated East Coast Mineral Corp in the Endicott Hotel in New York City from early 1949 until his death on March 31, 1952.

AVERY. M.W. (1952) Obituary notices. Rocks & Minerals, 27 (5-6), 275.
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