Audubon family papers, ca. 1805-1938.


Audubon family papers, ca. 1805-1938.

These are microfilm copies of correspondence, notes, business documents, and other materials which belonged to the famed naturalist and artist, John James Audubon, and his family, friends, and business associates. There are also letters written by Lucy Audubon, her son Victor, and three granddaughters, Florence, Harriet, and Maria Audubon, as well as by other family members. Other materials include manuscript notes by Audubon; an 1831 subscription ledger to BIRDS OF AMERICA; and correspondence and documents relating to the audubon and Bakewell Store in Henderson.

1 microfilm reel.


SNAC Resource ID: 6817871

University of Kentucky Libraries

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