Lesueur, Charles-Alexandre, 1778-1846

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Charles Alexandre Lesueur, artist and naturalist, was born on January 1, 1778, at Le Havre, France. He participated in Napoleon's expedition to Australia (1800-1804), and joined William Maclure in his geologic survey of Europe, the West Indies and the Eastern United States (1815-1817). Upon returning to Philadelphia, Lesueur and Maclure wrote out the results of their travels, publishing many scientific papers in the Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, with Lesueur also publishing findings from his Australian expedition. During this time of heavy publication, Lesueur became a curator for the Academy (1817) and remained so until 1825.

From the description of Charles Alexandre Lesueur printing plates. 1817-1825. (Academy of Natural Science). WorldCat record id: 51461672

Charles Alexandre Lesueur was a naturalist and artist.

From the description of Sketches, 1799. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122589228

From the guide to the Charles Alexandre Lesueur sketches, 1799, 1799, (American Philosophical Society)

Born in Le Havre, France, Le Sueur was a naturalist-artist as well as a water colorist, illustrator of scientific works, engraver and lithographer.

From the description of Sketchbooks and letters, 1816-1836. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 122580094

Artist and naturalist Charles Alexandre Lesueur was born on January 1, 1778 in Le Havre, France.

From the description of Charles Alexandre Lesueur Collection of Works of Art on Paper, ca. 1800-1846. (Purdue University Library). WorldCat record id: 66903225

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referencedIn Essays on botanical and horticultural topics, [ca. 1716-1849], 1716-1861, [ca. 1716-1849], 1716-1861 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn New Harmony Manuscripts, 1812-1871 Working Men's Institute of New Harmony, Indianahttp://www.workingmensinstitute.org/
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIe, 1845-1865 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIb, 1807-1825 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Isaac and I. Minis Hays papers, Circa 1820-1925 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn William Maclure letters; 1796-1848, 1796-1848 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives, 1743-1984 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Baudin, Nicolas, 1754-1803. Papers [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Maclure, William, 1763-1840. Letters ; papers, 1796-1848. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Lesueur, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846. Charles Alexandre Lesueur Collection of Works of Art on Paper, ca. 1800-1846. Purdue University Library
referencedIn New Harmony (Ind.). Collection, 1814-1884. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Lesueur, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846. Sketches, 1799. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Hays, Isaac, 1796-1879. Papers, ca. 1820s-1879. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Baudin, Nicolas, 1754-1803. Papers and drawings [microform]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Lesueur, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846. Sketchbooks and letters, 1816-1836. Winterthur Library
creatorOf Charles Alexandre Lesueur sketches, 1799, 1799 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn [Charles Alexandre Lesueur : Australian Art and Artists file]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (France). Selected manuscripts, [ca. 1716-1849], pertaining to America. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn John Vaughan papers, 1768 - Circa 1936, 1768 - Circa 1936 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Lesueur, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846,. Charles Alexandre Lesueur printing plates. Academy of Natural Science
creatorOf Gilmer, Francis Walker, 1790-1826. Correspondence of Francis Walker Gilmer [manuscript], 1784-1826. University of Virginia. Library
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Birth 1778-01-01

Death 1846-12-12

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