John W. Monette papers 1824-1851
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The papers of John W. Monette, physician and historian, contain drafts of chapter 4, Book III, and chapter 16, Book V, of the published version of his History of the Discovery and Settlement of the Valley of the Mississippi, and one chapter that never made it to press. Also among the papers are six volumes of an unpublished work dealing more exclusively with the physical geography of the Mississippi Valley, and a few essays and drafts of essays.