Letters received, 1831-1853.

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Audubon, John James, 1785-1851. Letters received, 1831-1853.

Letters received, 1831-1853.

Letters to Audubon from James Wilson, Edinburgh, 14 Jan. 1831; David Ridgely, Annapolis, 19 Mar. 1834; P.J. Selby, Twixel House, Belford, 29 July 1834; George Parkman, Boston, 29 Mar. 1835; Thomas McCullouch, Halifax, 15 Dec. 1840. Also, a letter from John Neal, Portland, Maine, to George Parkman, Boston, 18 Apr. 1834; a note from Spencer Fullerton Baird to Audubon's son John Woodhouse, 28 May 1853; and a scrap of paper containing Audubon's seal. The letters concern publication of Audubon's works, subscriptions to the Birds of America, various birds and insects, and the preservation of specimens.

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