Francois André Michaux papers, 1802-1911 1802-1911

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Francois André Michaux papers, 1802-1911, 1802-1911

Francois André Michaux papers, 1802-1911 1802-1911

Relating especially to American Philosophical Society business, these papers contain letters to and from men of science and institutions in Europe on the purchase and shipment of books and on the pubications of the Society. Many of the letters are to or from John Vaughan.

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Lesley, J. P. (J. Peter), 1819-1903

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