Douglass Houghton papers, 1829-1845.


Houghton, Douglass, 1809-1845. Douglass Houghton papers, 1829-1845.

Douglass Houghton papers, 1829-1845.

Field notes, 1837-1841, of his geological survey of the state, including some original drawings [original and typescript copies, and microfilm of pages 197-291]; letter book, 1841-1845; miscellaneous correspondence and field notes, including letter, May 31, 1841, to Abram Sager; notes and other papers collected by Mrs. John Ehlers for her book on Houghton, including copies of papers of Bela Hubbard; and photographs.

.4 linear ft. (1 box), 2 v. [outsize], and 2 folders [outsize].

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