Papers, 1819-1850.

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Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851. Papers, 1819-1850.

Papers, 1819-1850.

This collection includes correspondence, chiefly on scientific subjects, including education, medical practice, geology, mineralogy, craniology, paleontology, the Wilkes Exploring Expedition (also known as the United States Exploring Expedition 1838-1842), his publications ("Crania Americana" [1838] and "Crania Aegyptica"). In some of the letters, Morton writes as corresponding secretary of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.

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