Correspondence, 1820-1864.


Correspondence, 1820-1864.

This is a miscellaneous collection of letters, almost all written to Smyth by prominent scientists. The topics discussed include astronomy, microscopes, nautical almanacs, and submarine excursions. Also of interest is a letter from Thomas Graves, reporting what the Beagle (Charles Darwin's voyage) was encountering in South American waters.

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