Samuel Latham Mitchill papers  1802-1815
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Title: Samuel Latham Mitchill papers
Creator: Mitchill, Samuel Latham, 1764-1831
Inclusive dates: 1802-1815
Extent: 31 items (0.25 linear feet)
Abstract:
One of the great polymaths of the early Republic, Samuel Latham Mitchill was a man with extraordinarily wide ranging interests, including medicine, law, science, and politics. The core of the collection consists of letters to his wife, Catherine, written from Washington in 1807. Mitchill served in the Senate during a particularly interesting period, and comments at length on Aaron Burr's trial for treason, the political parties, American relations with European nations, and western exploration coming in the wake of the Louisiana Purchase.

Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
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The University of Michigan
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Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu