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Williams, Roger, 1961-

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Rumnick, I., Dr.

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Crittenden, J. J. (Hon.)

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Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1850-1908

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Seaton, William Winston, 1785-1866

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Journalist, editor, mayor of Washington, D.C., 1840-1850. From the description of Letter : to "My good friend", [not after 1866] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22842661 From the description of Letter : to an unidentified recipient, 1849 Feb. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22777915 American journalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed (2) : Washington, D.C., to Redwood Fisher, 1845 June 29 and [Nov. 29]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 2...

Brewer, Thomas M., Dr.

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Arctic explorer; physician. From the description of Autograph of Isaac Israel Hayes, no date. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 420487305 American explorer. From the description of Papers : of I.I. Hayes, 1857-1860. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812904 Explorer and physician. From the description of Autograph of I.I. Hayes, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450829 Isaac Israel Hayes (1832-1881) ...

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Mason, John Y. (John Young), 1799-1859

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Clark, Alvan, 1804-1887

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Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922

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Agassiz, Alexander

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Edwards, Joseph

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Harvey, William H. (William Henry), 1811-1866

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William Henry Harvey was a botanist. From the description of Papers, 1848-1865. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122616217 From the guide to the William H. (William Henry) Harvey papers, 1848-1865, 1848-1865, (American Philosophical Society) ...

Wade, B. F

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Leidy, Joseph Paul

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Saussure, Henri ˜deœ 1829-1905

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Dawson, G. N.

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Beasley, F. W. (Rev.)

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Bache, Alexander Dallas

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Pennock, C. W. (Mrs.)

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Morton, S. G.

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Faraday, Michael

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Tyndall, John

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Bancker, Charles Nicoll, 1778-1869

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Arrow, Frederick (Sir)

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Mitchell, William

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Wilson, Daniel J.

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Suckley, George, 1830-1869

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George Suckley, United States Army surgeon and naturalist, participated in the Northern Pacific Railroad Route Survey led by Isaac I. Stevens. The party made explorations and scientific investigations from St. Paul, Minnesota, to Puget Sound in Washington during the years 1853-57. Suckley collaborated with James G. Cooper on The natural history of Washington territory, which was published in 1859. From the description of Papers of George Suckley, 1846-1886. (Huntington Library, Art C...