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Edwin James Letter to Philip James

Identifier: M971

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a letter (dated May 15, 1838) from Independence, Missouri, to nephew Philip James in Burlington, Wisconsin, and undated handwritten note regarding Oregon Territory.


  • May 15, 1838

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The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Edwin P. James (27 August 1797 - 28 October 1861) was a 19th-century American botanist, geographer and geologist who explored the American West. He was a botanist and geologist with Major Stephen Harriman Long's expedition from the Mississippi to the Rocky Mountains (1820).


1 envelope

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Rosenstock, n.d.

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Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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