Papers, 1783-1884.

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Gray, John Edward, 1800-1875. Papers, 1783-1884.

Papers, 1783-1884.

These are primarily letters to Gray on various aspects of natural history, with many references to collections at the British Museum of Natural History. There are numerous letters from British scientists and from European colleagues. There are letters from Americans too, such as those from Agassiz which relate to his Florida expeditions and the creation of natural history collections.

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Cuming, Hugh 1791-1865

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Société des sciences naturelle de France.

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