Maria Mitchell papers, ca. 1825-1887 Circa 1825-1887

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Maria Mitchell papers, ca. 1825-1887 Circa 1825-1887

The manuscripts of father William Mitchell and daughter Maria Mitchell are not easily separated, and are treated here together. The collection includes William Mitchell's autobiography, his memoir of Judge Walter Folger of Nantucket, astronomical and meteorological observations, lectures, family and other correspondence.

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