Papers, ca. 1820s-1879.

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Hays, Isaac, 1796-1879. Papers, ca. 1820s-1879.

Papers, ca. 1820s-1879.

These papers reflect Hays' interests and activities in the medical profession and as an editor. His interest in paleontology, especially in the controversy with G. W. Featherstonhaugh, is also represented. There is one separate volume (77 letters) containing correspondence about natural history and naturalists, written to Hays by C. L. Bonaparte, George Ord, Thomas Say, and Charles A. Lesueur. The correspondence in the larger collection, however, contains much material on the "American Journal of the Medical Sciences," particularly illuminated in the correspondence with John D. Godman.

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