Papers of c [manuscript], 1806-1847.

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Hassler, F. R. (Ferdinand Rudolph), 1770-1843. Papers of c [manuscript], 1806-1847.

Papers of c [manuscript], 1806-1847.

Papers of Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler. They consist mostly of correspondence, with various persons, of F. R. Hassler, mathematician, geodetic surveyor, and first superintendent of the U. S. Coast and [Geodetic] Survey.

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