Stephen Bowers correspondence, 1860-1915 1860-1915

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Stephen Bowers correspondence, 1860-1915, 1860-1915

Stephen Bowers correspondence, 1860-1915 1860-1915

These letters discuss the fossils of southern California, as well as Indian artifacts, skulls, languages, ethnography, religion, etc. Most correspondents are represented by only one letter.

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