Jacob Stauffer Papers, 1844-1879 1844-1879

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Jacob Stauffer Papers, 1844-1879, 1844-1879

Jacob Stauffer Papers, 1844-1879 1844-1879

These letters concern various scientific subjects, such as fishes, insects, snakes, mice, fossils, and mosses. Other subjects include learned institutions, notably the Smithsonian Institution and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, and men of science. Correspondents include S. S. Haldeman, Walter J. Hoffman, Spencer F. Baird, Edward D. Cope, and Leo Lesquereux.

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