Alexander von Humboldt papers, 1801-1859 1793-1859

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Alexander von Humboldt papers, 1801-1859, 1793-1859

Alexander von Humboldt papers, 1801-1859 1793-1859

This collection contains miscellaneous letters and papers relating to explorations of South America, Cuba, and Mexico; scientific investigations; Latin American antiquities and linguistics; and publications. There are also copies of 26 letters from Humboldt to Pierre Hyacinth Azais and Jules Berger de Xivrey, from originals at the Duke University Medical Center Library.

0.25 Linear feet; Ca. 250 items

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