Samuel Latham Mitchill papers 1801-1829 (bulk 1801-1813)
Samuel Latham Mitchill papers
Mitchill, Samuel Latham, 1764-1831
518 items (1 linear foot)
The Samuel L. Mitchill papers consists of 517 letters dating between 1801 and 1829, but largely dating between 1801 and 1813. Most of the letters are from Samuel Latham Mitchill to his wife, Catharine Akerly Cock Mitchill, with the exception of four letters written by him to other recipients and 15 letters written by other senders. These letters touch on a wide variety of topics, including domestic national and state politics; relations with European powers; the Barbary Wars and other naval matters; the Aaron Burr conspiracy; Washington, D. C., society; Mitchill's scientific endeavors and sample collection; and his family life and travel plans.
The material is in English
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