Correspondence, 1857-1893.

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Correspondence, 1857-1893.

Correspondence addressed to Alvan Clark & Sons, Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, well-known manufacturers of astronomical lenses; including letters from many notable astronomers concerning their orders for telescopes.

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