Matthew Fontaine Maury Papers 1825-1960 (bulk 1830-1880)

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Matthew Fontaine Maury Papers, 1825-1960, (bulk 1830-1880)

Matthew Fontaine Maury Papers 1825-1960 (bulk 1830-1880)

Naval officer and oceanographer. Correspondence, letterbooks, diaries, journals, speeches, articles, and other writings, notebooks, electrical experiment book, charts, and printed material relating chiefly to Maury's naval career, scientific activities and interests, service as a Confederate agent in England, and work as an immigration official for Southern expatriates in Mexico, and to the Maury (Morey) family.

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