Bailey family papers.


Bailey, Jacob Whitman, 1811-1857. Bailey family papers.

Bailey family papers.

Personal correspondence from Jacob W. Bailey to his mother and brother, 1823-1851; memoirs on botanical fieldwork, ca. 1838; official correspondence including appointment as professor of chemistry, geology and mineralogy, 21 July 1838; account of the drowning deaths of wife and daughter, 31 July 1852; Christmas poetry by Jacob Bailey, 1843 and 1851; correspondence between George W. Cullum and William Whitman Bailey concerning the death of Bailey's father; William Whitman Bailey's recollections of West Point including impressions of Col. Robert E. Lee, a friend of his father; William Whitman Bailey's journal of 1902.

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Bailey, William Whitman, 1843-1914 (person)

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Cullum, George W. (George Washington), 1809-1892 (person)

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