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Abstract

Through his craniometic studies of human races, the Philadelphia physician Samuel George Morton (1799-1851) exerted a profound influence on the development of physical anthropology in antebellum America, and made substantial contributions to mineralogy, paleontology, and natural history. Relating primarily to Morton's scientific interests, the Morton Papers include insights into Morton's perspectives on education, medical practice, geology and mineralogy, craniology, paleontology, the Wilkes Exploring Expedition (also known as the United States Exploring Expedition 1838-1842), and his two major monographs, the Crania Americana and Crania Aegyptiaca. Several of the letters were written by Morton in his capacity as corresponding secretary of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.

Also included in this collection are Morton's "Some Remarks on the Infrequency of Mixed Offspring Between the European and Australian Races" (1850), Joseph Barclay Pentland's notes on the aborigines of Peru (ca. 1840?), and newspaper clippings on Morton's death; a diary of Morton's trip to the West Indies, 1834, a set of craniological sketches for use in Crania Americana, and a microfilm of letters in private hands, written to Morton, 1838-1844

Background note

Samuel George Morton (1799-1851, APS 1828) was a physician, anatomy professor, naturalist and physical anthropologist. Morton’s most important medical works include an American edition of John Mackintosh’s respected Principles of Pathology and Practice of Physic, and An Illustrated System of Human Anatomy. His Synopsis of the Organic Remains of the Cretaceous Group of the U.S. was a groundbreaking work in paleontology. But, his Crania Americana established Morton as Antebellum America's foremost craniologist, casting a long shadow over the history of physical anthropology and "race science."

Morton was the son of the Philadelphia merchant, George Morton, and Jane Cummings. He was left fatherless at an early age, and was taken by his mother to be raised in Westchester County, N.Y.. Attending Quaker schools, he was fed a steady diet of natural history and empirical science. He returned to Philadelphia in 1812 after his mother's remarriage to Thomas Rogers, an amateur mineralogist, who encouraged the boy’s early interest in science. Morton’s Quaker education continued first at the Westtown School in Pennsylvania, then at the Friend’s School in Burlington, N.J., headed by a family friend, astronomer and mathematician John Gummere (1784-1845, APS 1814).

In 1815, however, Morton's education was interrupted when he was apprenticed to a merchant in the city. After his mother's death in 1817, Morton broke away from commerce and began to study medicine with the prominent physician Joseph Parrish (1779-1840, APS 1815) at the University of Pennsylvania. He was awarded an M.D. degree in 1820. Support from a wealthy uncle in Ireland allowed Morton to further his medical education at the University of Edinburgh. While at Edinburgh University he also attended the geology lectures of Profesor Robert Jameson, who later taught the young Charles Darwin. Morton graduated from Edinburgh in 1823 with a thesis entitled De corporis dolore.

Morton returned to Philadelphia with sterling credentials as a physician; however, for several years, he struggled to establish himself in the city's tightly-knit medical community. In 1827 he married Rebecca Pearsall of Philadelphia, and they had eight children. Morton built up his practice slowly, becoming a physician to the Philadelphia Almshouse in 1829 and teaching in Joseph Parrish’s Philadelphia Medical Association for Medical Instruction after 1830. From 1839-1843 he served as Professor of Anatomy at Pennsylvania College (later Gettysburg College). During these years Morton affiliated with several of the local scientific and medical organizations. He became an important member of the Philadelphia Association for Medical Instruction, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia in 1820, and the American Philosophical Society in 1828. During this period he also produced his first published works; a medical paper on the use of cornine for treatment of intermittent fevers that appeared in the Philadelphia Journal of Medical and Physical Sciences in 1826 and another in 1834 that recommended fresh air for pulmonary consumption. In 1836 Morton prepared the first American edition of John Mackintosh’s authoritative Principles of Pathology and Practice of Physic.

Outside medicine, Morton built a substantial reputation as an adept natural historian. Joseph Parrish’s assistant the naturalist and anatomist Richard Harlan, who got Morton elected to the Academy of Natural Science, directed his scientific research. His earliest research projects in the late 1820s and 1830s, are epitomized by his well-regarded study of the fossils collected by Lewis and Clark, Synopsis of the Organic Remains of the Cretaceous Group of the United States (1834). While his interests centered on the then-chic fields of geology and paleontology, he soon shifted his focus to anthropology.

In 1830 Morton began to collect human craniums, later accumulating over 1,000. He began to take a deep interest in racial science, and his groundbreaking work in craniology and craniometry proved to be the most enduring of his scientific contributions. The prominence of phrenology in Philadelphia scientific circles, reflected in the work of Charles Caldwell and others, quickened Morton's interests in the measurement of skulls as a means of identifying and comparing the intellectual capacities and "character" of the races. He was never a field anthropologist. Rather, he depended entirely upon scientific colleagues such as Marmaduke Burrough (1767-1844, APS 1833) and Ephraim George Squier, as well as merchants, missionaries, and members of the military for specimens, eventually assembling the largest collection of skulls in North America. These became the basis of his painstaking, statistical comparisons of human populations. His skull collection was eventually donated to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and is documented in the exhaustive Catalogue of Skulls of Man, and the Inferior Animals, in the Collection of Samuel George Morton(1840).

The first fruits of Morton's research were published as Crania Americana, or, a Comparative View of the Skulls of Various Aboriginal Nations of North and South America (1839), a work which sought to corroborate the five-fold racial division of Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752-1840, APS 1798). Based upon his estimates of cranial volume, Morton concluded that the American Indians from Canada to Patagonia were descended from a common stock (i.e., were monophyletic) that was clearly distinct from the races of the Old World. He argued forcefully against the theory that environment contributed to race formation. More importantly for the subsequent history of racial science, Morton claimed to have demonstrated the presence of significant differences in cranial capacity -- and therefore intelligence -- among the races, with "Mongolians" and Caucasians heading the list, and "Americans" and "Ethiopians" at the bottom of the hierarchy.

In his second major work in the field, Crania Aegyptiaca, or, Observations on Egyptian Ethnography, Derived from Anatomy, History, and the Monuments(1844), Morton took his reasoning further. Comparing skulls obtained by George R. Gliddon from archaeological sites in Egypt, he deduced that racial distinctions were as prominent 6,000 years ago as they were in 1840. The elite of Ancient Egypt, he argued, were Caucasians, and while "Negroes" were abundant, "their social position, in ancient times was the same as it now is; that of servants or slaves." In essence, Morton argued for the polygenic origins of humanity and the inexpungibility of racial distinctions.

Morton's work on craniology met with a receptive audience in much of the United States. The country’s scientific elite such as Harvard naturalist Louis Agassiz lauded its massive empirical base. The implications of his theories for human relations were endorsed avidly by pro-slavery advocates. His most zealous supporters were George R. Gliddon and the Alabama physician, Josiah Nott, who developed his own, highly elaborated polygenic theory as an apologetic for slavery. However, support for Morton's conclusions did not align easily with such sentiments. The apparent conflict of Morton's work with the theory of unitary origins presented in the book of Genesis proved unpalatable to many religiously-inclined scientists, including those who defended slavery on other grounds. Prominent among his detractors was the South Carolinian, John Bachman, a Lutheran minister and natural historian, who was no opponent of slavery. Bachman argued that the interfertility of Africans and Caucasians proved the Doctrine of the Unity of the Human Race(1850). Morton responded to such claims with an investigation into the hybridization in plants and animals that appeared in Silliman’s American Journal of Science and Arts (1847). Perhaps more importantly, he seems to have avoided addressing the social implications of his craniology.

Morton, who suffered ill health for much of his life, had an attack of pleurisy in 1848 that seriously weakened his heart and lungs. Three years later he died. It was reported that before his illness Morton had planned a work on the "Elements of Ethnology"; however, he died before he could begin the new work. Friends remarked on his modesty, courtesy and “gentleness of manner.” Morton was survived by his wife Rebecca and all of his eight children.

Scope and content

The papers of Samuel George Morton offer important insight into the development of the "American School" of physical anthropology during the infancy of the science, and insight into the conduct of natural history during its heyday in the 1830s.

Series I Correspondence, 1819-1850 1.5 linear feet
Series II Diary, 1833-ca.1837 1 vol. (25p.)
Series III Craniological sketches, ca.1838 11 items
Series IV Microfilm, 1838-1844 1 reel

Collection information

Provenance

Gift of Arthur V. Morton and Mrs. John Story Jenks, 1943. Series IV was filmed in 1980 from originals owned by Dr. Charles H. Montgomery (as of 2002).

Preferred citation

Cite as: Samuel George Morton Papers, American Philosophical Society.

Alternate formats available

Series II has been microfilmed (film 1374).

Separated material

Materials separated from the main body of the collection, with call numbers and location information as appropriate.

Related material

The Library Company of Philadelphia owns the other major collection of Morton Papers, focussing generally on the later period in Morton's career and more intensively on Morton's craniology. The collection is served through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Sixteen letters of Morton's with Victor and John James Audubon, 1836-1840, are located in the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution.

Morton appears as a correspondent in numerous other collections at the APS, including the Letters of Scientists Collection and the papers of William Maclure, John Edward Gray, John Fries Frazer, and William Parker Foulke.

Bibliography

All of Morton's major published works are available at the APS, including:

Morton, Samuel George, Crania Aegyptiaca; or, Observations of Egyptian Ethnography Derived From Anatomy, History, and the Monuments (Philadelphia: J. Pennington, 1844). Call no.: 573.7 M84

Morton, Samuel George, Crania Americana: or, Comparative view of the skulls of various aboriginal nations of North & South America (Philadelphia: Dobson, 1839). Call no.: 573.7 M84c

African American History Note

Morton's diary, made on a trip that be made to the West Indies, records observations made on many of the Islands on life, work, agriculture, slavery, and derogatory comments on the native inhabitants.

Early American History Note

The Samuel George Morton Collection provides a window into the life of this nineteenth century scientist, explorer, and natural historian. The collection holds a wide-range of materials, and the correspondence touches on many different subjects. The entry in MOLE contains an item level accounting of the collection and its contents. The collection begins in the 1820s, when Morton is just beginning his career and continues through to the 1840s. Letters touch on topics, such as the treatment of Native Americans, Indian burial grounds, discoveries of fossilized remains, and medical education. Material on the Wilkes Expedition and especially on Morton’s early medical career is covered in depth. One letter contains a request from General Lafayette for a skull of an Indian for his own scientific collection. Most of the letters are to Morton and contain results of experiments or observations from travel and exploration. Additionally, the Diary to the West Indies form 1834 offers insight into the culture of the islands. Morton’s own involvement in the scientific racism is prominent in much of his later writing. Included in the collection are sketches of his “craniometrical drawings,” which were used by pro-slavery advocates.

Indexing Terms

Corporate Name(s)

  • Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.

Genre(s)

  • Diaries.
  • General Correspondence
  • Scientific Correspondence
  • Sketches.
  • Travel Narratives and Journals
  • Watercolors

Geographic Name(s)

  • Barbados--Description and travel--19th century

Personal Name(s)

  • Audubon, John James, 1785-1851
  • Bachman, John, 1790-1874
  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887
  • Bird, Robert Montgomery, 1806-1854
  • Breck, Samuel, 1771-1862
  • Brongniart, Alexandre, 1770-1847
  • Buckland, William, 1784-1856
  • Caldwell, Charles, 1772-1853
  • Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853
  • Cleaveland, Parker, 1780-1858
  • Combe, George, 1788-1858
  • Conrad, Timothy Abbott, 1803-1877
  • Cooper, William, 1776-1848
  • Dana, James D. (James Dwight), 1813-1895
  • DeKay, James Ellsworth, 1792-1851
  • Doornik, Jacob Elisa, 1777-1837
  • Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844
  • Eaton, Amos, 1776-1842
  • Featherstonhaugh, George William, 1780-1866
  • Fermine Gomez Farias
  • French, B. F., (Benjamin Franklin), 1799-1877
  • Gliddon, George R.(George Robins),1809-1857.
  • Gomez, Jose Justo Gomez de la Cortina, conde de la, 1799-1860
  • Gray, Asa, 1810-1888
  • Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880
  • Harlan, Richard, 1796-1843
  • Hildreth, Samuel P. (Samuel Prescott), 1783-1863
  • Hodgkin, Thomas, 1798-1866
  • Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859
  • Kane , John K., (John Kintzing), 1795-1858
  • La Roche, R., (René), 1795-1872
  • Locke, John, 1792-1856
  • Lyell, Charles, Sir, 1797-1875
  • Maclure, William, 1763-1840
  • Mantell, Gideon Algernon, 1790-1852
  • Mitchill, Samuel L., (Samuel Latham), 1764-1831
  • Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851
  • Nuttall, Thomas, 1786-1859
  • Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860
  • Pickering, Charles, 1805-1878
  • Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851
  • Ravenel, Edmund, 1797-1871
  • Ruschenberger, W. S. W., (William Samuel Waithman), 1807-1895
  • Rush, William, 1756-1833
  • Say, Lucy Way Sistaire, 1801-1886
  • Say, Thomas, 1787-1834
  • Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864
  • Schweinitz, Lewis David von, 1780-1834
  • Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864
  • Tappan, Benjamin, 1773-1857
  • Torrey, John, 1796-1873
  • Troost, Gerard, 1776-1850
  • Warren, John Collins, 1778-1856
  • Wied, Maximilian, Prinz von, 1782-1867

Subject(s)

  • African American
  • Archaeology
  • Aymara Indians
  • Botany
  • Craniology.
  • Craniometry
  • Eastern Woodlands Indians
  • Education
  • Egyptology.
  • Exploration.
  • Geology
  • Indians of North America--Kentucky
  • Indians of North America--Massachusetts
  • Indians of North America--Mississippi
  • Indians of North America--Ohio
  • Indians of North America--Physical characteristics
  • Indians of North America--Rhode Island
  • Indians of North America--Tennessee
  • Indians of South America--Peru
  • Indians of South America--Physical characteristics
  • International Travel
  • Medicine
  • Mineralogy
  • Miscegenation
  • Natural history
  • Naumkeag Indians
  • Ornithology
  • Paleontology
  • Pentland, Joseph Barclay
  • Phrenology
  • Race
  • Race, race relations, racism
  • Science and technology
  • Skull.
  • Slavery--Barbados
  • Slaves, slavery, slave trade
  • Southeast Indians
  • Travel
  • United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)
Collection overview
  2.25 Linear feet 5 boxes, 486 items.

Series 1 consists of incoming correspondence (c. 490 letters) from many of the major scientists of the period, over two thirds of the collection dates from the 1830s, when Morton was beginning his craniological investigations in earnest, and was in full stride with his work in mineralogy and paleontology. With the exception of the letters from Doornik, Bardi, Brogniart, Société Francaise, Société géologique, Auber, and Blainville (in French), and Cisneros (in Spanish), the letters are in English.

Morton's omnivorous interests in natural historical and medical subjects emerge through his correspondence. However, because the collection is comprised almost exclusively of in-coming letters, Morton's perspective generally must be inferred from the responses of his correspondents. His abundant correspondence with the phrenologist George Combe and with George Gliddon, Marmaduke Burrough, Gerard Troost, and James Cowles Prichard, provides particularly useful information about the development of Morton's skull collection and the evolution of his thoughts on craniometry during the late 1830s and early 1840s. Almost all of the letters by Samuel Prescott Hildreth deal with his efforts to acquire Native American skulls for Morton, as do the letters from Martin, who served as medical director for the Cherokee nation at the time of the removal, John James Audubon, who tried to acquire skulls in England, William Powell, who offered Morton the use of his large collection of Native American crania, and E. H. Abadie, who served as physician to the U.S. troops in Florida in the late 1830s. A manuscript written late in life, "Some remarks on the infrequency of mixed offspring between the European and Australian races" (1850) bears the stamp of a response to John Bachman's critique of Morton's polygenism, and can be seen as a bellwether for his never-published work, "Elements of Ethnology."

A few items relate to Morton’s medical training. They include Joseph Parrish’s statement regarding his qualifications (1820) as well as a letter by J. Chaloner who congratulates Morton for obtaining a “license to kill and cure all over the world” (7 July 1823). A letter by G. Fitzgerald offers the playful remark that Morton must be “in the midst of [his] academic studies, surrounded by dry physics and crabbed by boring latin” (19 April 1823).

Of interest are also the letters by William Maclure, in which he discusses a variety of topics, including his reform efforts in the United States and Mexico, where he spent the last years of his life. Maclure also notes that he lost large sums of money in Owen’s failed community of New Harmony. On many occasions, Maclure writes about educational matters. He frequently identifies an inequality in property and knowledge as the cause of all evil (27 December 1836), and on more than one occasion he describes his attempts to bring “knowledge” to Mexico, “this half barbarous country” (3 April 1830). The letters by Marmaduke Burrough frequently contain information about Maclure, including Maclure’s opposition to the Academy of Natural Sciences’ plan to tear down its hall and Maclure’s intention to bequeath his fortune and collection to the Academy. Burrough’s letters also shed some light on life in South America during the 1830s. In one letter, for example, Burrough admits his “apprehension for the security of my person against the use of fire arms unless my shutters are closed” (19 November 1836).

The letters by Thomas Hodgkins, a physician and evidently an old acquaintance of Morton, deal mostly with Hodgkin’s plans to bring several young Native American men to England for their education. Benjamin Silliman’s letters relate primarily with Morton’s contributions to his Journal as well as notes about fellow scientists. Also of interest is an angry letter by Dr. Harlan which accuses Morton of “illegitimate and ungentlemanly interference” with his patients (9 December 1831).

More typical of the collection, however, are the numerous letters on other natural historical subjects, ranging from botany and ornithology to geology. Morton's work in mineralogy and paleontology, in particular, is an important subject of his correspondence with Parker Cleaveland, Edward Hitchcock, Maclure, Benjamin Silliman, Gideon Mantell, and William Cooper. In one letter, John Kirk Townshend reports that a band of Iroquois had seen an animal that matched the description of “the supposed extinct Mastodon” (12 April 1836). Of particular interest is Charles Pickering’s detailed (and confidential) discussion of his observation that species are “always adapted by Nature” (8 August 1840).

Mss.B.M843d  Series II. Journal
1833 - ca. 1837 1 vol.

Record of a trip taken by Morton to the West Indies, including observations on life, work, agriculture, and slavery on Barbados and other islands.

ca. 1838 11 items

Native American Images note : Original watercolor and ink sketches of skulls from such tribes as the Algonquin, Cayuga, Cherokee, Osage, and Seminoles. Published in Morton’s work Crania Americana (1839), the artists include James Tooley, F. Davis, H. Heinemann, and W. Eberlein. The burial mound locations are primarily in the Northeast and Mid-Western United States, but include a Peruvian Aymara tomb.

1838-1844 

Approximately 220 items forming part of a bound volume of incoming correspondence, a companion to the materials in Series I. Letters relate to American Indians, archaeology, Egyptology, and phrenology. Originals property of Dr. Hugh Montgomery, March 1980. The letters are to Morton unless otherwise stated.



Detailed Inventory
Series I. Correspondence
  2.25 Linear feet 5 boxes, 486 items.

Series 1 consists of incoming correspondence (c. 490 letters) from many of the major scientists of the period, over two thirds of the collection dates from the 1830s, when Morton was beginning his craniological investigations in earnest, and was in full stride with his work in mineralogy and paleontology. With the exception of the letters from Doornik, Bardi, Brogniart, Société Francaise, Société géologique, Auber, and Blainville (in French), and Cisneros (in Spanish), the letters are in English.

Morton's omnivorous interests in natural historical and medical subjects emerge through his correspondence. However, because the collection is comprised almost exclusively of in-coming letters, Morton's perspective generally must be inferred from the responses of his correspondents. His abundant correspondence with the phrenologist George Combe and with George Gliddon, Marmaduke Burrough, Gerard Troost, and James Cowles Prichard, provides particularly useful information about the development of Morton's skull collection and the evolution of his thoughts on craniometry during the late 1830s and early 1840s. Almost all of the letters by Samuel Prescott Hildreth deal with his efforts to acquire Native American skulls for Morton, as do the letters from Martin, who served as medical director for the Cherokee nation at the time of the removal, John James Audubon, who tried to acquire skulls in England, William Powell, who offered Morton the use of his large collection of Native American crania, and E. H. Abadie, who served as physician to the U.S. troops in Florida in the late 1830s. A manuscript written late in life, "Some remarks on the infrequency of mixed offspring between the European and Australian races" (1850) bears the stamp of a response to John Bachman's critique of Morton's polygenism, and can be seen as a bellwether for his never-published work, "Elements of Ethnology."

A few items relate to Morton’s medical training. They include Joseph Parrish’s statement regarding his qualifications (1820) as well as a letter by J. Chaloner who congratulates Morton for obtaining a “license to kill and cure all over the world” (7 July 1823). A letter by G. Fitzgerald offers the playful remark that Morton must be “in the midst of [his] academic studies, surrounded by dry physics and crabbed by boring latin” (19 April 1823).

Of interest are also the letters by William Maclure, in which he discusses a variety of topics, including his reform efforts in the United States and Mexico, where he spent the last years of his life. Maclure also notes that he lost large sums of money in Owen’s failed community of New Harmony. On many occasions, Maclure writes about educational matters. He frequently identifies an inequality in property and knowledge as the cause of all evil (27 December 1836), and on more than one occasion he describes his attempts to bring “knowledge” to Mexico, “this half barbarous country” (3 April 1830). The letters by Marmaduke Burrough frequently contain information about Maclure, including Maclure’s opposition to the Academy of Natural Sciences’ plan to tear down its hall and Maclure’s intention to bequeath his fortune and collection to the Academy. Burrough’s letters also shed some light on life in South America during the 1830s. In one letter, for example, Burrough admits his “apprehension for the security of my person against the use of fire arms unless my shutters are closed” (19 November 1836).

The letters by Thomas Hodgkins, a physician and evidently an old acquaintance of Morton, deal mostly with Hodgkin’s plans to bring several young Native American men to England for their education. Benjamin Silliman’s letters relate primarily with Morton’s contributions to his Journal as well as notes about fellow scientists. Also of interest is an angry letter by Dr. Harlan which accuses Morton of “illegitimate and ungentlemanly interference” with his patients (9 December 1831).

More typical of the collection, however, are the numerous letters on other natural historical subjects, ranging from botany and ornithology to geology. Morton's work in mineralogy and paleontology, in particular, is an important subject of his correspondence with Parker Cleaveland, Edward Hitchcock, Maclure, Benjamin Silliman, Gideon Mantell, and William Cooper. In one letter, John Kirk Townshend reports that a band of Iroquois had seen an animal that matched the description of “the supposed extinct Mastodon” (12 April 1836). Of particular interest is Charles Pickering’s detailed (and confidential) discussion of his observation that species are “always adapted by Nature” (8 August 1840).

Bigsby, John J. (John Jeremiah), 1792-1881.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Dec. 20, 18198" x 9 3/4"

Quebec, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Has been sick. Is introducing Dr. A. Fyfe. Refers to excursions.

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
April 16, 18207 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Philadelphia, A.L.S: Franklin Bache, Recg. secretary. 1p. and add. Elected member.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Parrish, Joseph, 1779-1840.
Statement regarding qualifications of Samuel George Morton;
April 29, 18208" x 10"

Philadelphia, A.D.S. 1p. Testifies to his medical qualifications.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Lawson, John.
Letter to [Samuel George] Morton;
Dec. 30, 18207 1/4" x 9"

A.L.S. 3p. and add. Thanks for minerals. Discusses mineralogy.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Fitzgerald, G..
Letter to Samuel [George] Morton;
Jan. 26, 18227 1/4" x 9 1/4"

Clonmel, A.L.S. 3p. and add.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9 1/4"

Hodgkin, Thomas, 1798-1866.
Letter to [Samuel George] Morton;
June 30, 18227 1/4" x 9 1/2"

Jardin du Roi, A.L.S. 4p. add. Regarding politics, shipment of speciments.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9 1/2"

Fitzgerald, G..
Letter to [Samuel George] Morton;
April 13, 18237 1/2" x 9"

Clonmel, A.L.S. 4p. add. Friendly letter, asks about his studies, reporting news from home.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

Chaloner, J..
Letter to Samuel [George] Morton;
July 7, 18237 1/4" x 9"

Clonmel, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Friendly letter, congratulations to medical license. Refers to his own writings.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Marshall, B. A..
Letter to [Samuel George] Morton;
Dec., 18238" x 10"

A.L.S. 4p. add. Reagrding his poetry, plans to visit France. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Alison, William Pulteney, 1790-1859.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
July 30, 18244 1/2" x 7 1/4"

A.L.S. 1p. and add. Sorry to hear he is sick and will not attend [university] event.

General physical description: 4 1/2" x 7 1/4"

Hodgkin, Thomas, 1798-1866.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Dec. 17, 18248" x 10"

Paris, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Regarding treatment of Native Americans. Hopes to bring two Indians to study in Europe. Freeman Guide 1435.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Hodgkin, Thomas, 1798-1866.
Letter to John Norton;
Dec. 17, 18247 1/4" x 9"

A.L.S. 4p.add. "Copy." Relates to letter to Morton of same date.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Hodgkin, Thomas, 1798-1866.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
June 2, 18258" x 10"

Paris, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Fitzgerald, G..
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
July 20, 18257 1/4" x 12"

Clonmel, A.L.S. 4p. add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 12"

Hodgkin, Thomas, 1798-1866.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
July 28, 18258" x 9 3/4"

London, A.L.S. 4p.add. Regarding his plan to bring young Indians to Europe for education. Freeman Guide 1436.

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to samuel George Morton;
April 10, 18266" x 7 3/4"

New Harmony, Ind., A.L.S. 2p. and add. Re. Agricultural Society. Purchase of New Jerusalem church.

General physical description: 6" x 7 3/4"

Lyceum of Natural History. (New York, N.Y.).
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton
December 8, 18267 3/4" x 9 3/4"

New York, A.L.S.: Jer. Van Rensselaer, corresponding secy. 1p. and add. Notification of election to membership.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

McClellan, George, 1796-1847.
Letter to [Samuel George Morton];
Feb. 29, 18267 3/4" X 9 3/4"

Harrisburg, [c.]. A.L.S. 2p.

General physical description: 7 3/4" X 9 3/4"

Hodgkin, Thomas, 1798-1866.
Letter to [Samuel George Morton];
May 2, 18278" x 10"

[London] A.L.S. 4p. Mentions edition of "Dorsey's Surgery." Medical questions. Zoological Society.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Harlan, Richard, 1796-1843.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Aug. 3, 18277 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Baltimore, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Friendly letter. Scientific news.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Harlan, Richard, 1796-1843.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Aug. 5, 18277 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Baltimore, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Is applying to vacant chair at University of Baltimore.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

DeKay, James Ellsworth, 1792-1851.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Aug. 25, 18277 3/4" x 9 3/4"

New York, A.L.S. (?) 2p. and add. Regarding his book on American fossils, and Morton's help with it.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Cleaveland, Parker, 1780-1858.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Sept. 12, 18277 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Bowdoin college, Brunswick, Me., A.L.S. 4p.add. Reagrding new edition of his Mineralogy; seeks Morton's assistance.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Tappan, Benjamin, 1773-1857.
Letter to S[amuel] George Morton;
Sept. 13, 18277 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Steubenville, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Regarding shells, minerals.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Cleaveland, Parker, 1780-1858.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Sept. 20, 18277 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Bowdoin college, Brunswick, Me., A.L.S. 2p. and add. Asks scientific questions, solicits news.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Académie royale des sciences. (France).
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton, as secretary of the Academy of natural sciences of Philadelphia
Sept. 24, 18277 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Paris, L.S: B.G. Cuvier. 1p. and add. In French. Acknowledges publications sent by the Academy.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Tappan, Benjamin, 1773-1857.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Oct. 22, 18277 1/4" x 7 1/4"

A.L.S. 1p. and add. Is sending shells.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 7 1/4"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to Samuel Geo[rge] Morton;
Oct.12, 18287 3/4" x 9 3/4"

New Haven, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Regarding pamphlet, fossils.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Harlan, Richard, 1796-1843.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Jan. 9, 18287 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Baltimore, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Describes recently discovered remnants of whales.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

American Philosophical Society.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Jan. 18, 18288" x 10"

Philadelphia, Engraved L.S.: G[eorge] Ord, secretary. 1p. and add. Elected member.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Sowerby, James de Carle, 1787-1871 .
Letter to [Thomas] Hodgkin;
Feb. 28, 18287 1/4" x 8 3/4"

Lambeth, A.L. in 3d P. 3p. and add. Regarding Dr. Morton. Sending specimens.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 8 3/4"

Doornik, Jacob Elisa, 1777-1837.
Letter to [Samuel George] Morton;
March 10, 18287 1/2" x 9"

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p. and end. In French.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

Hodgkin, Thomas, 1798-1866.
Letter to [Samuel George Morton];
May 19, 18288" x 10"

[London] A.L.S. 4p. Mentions Dr. Sowerby. Regarding specimens. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Bardi, J. comte de.
Letter to [Samuel] George Morton;
June 7, 18288 1/4" x 10"

Florence, A.L.S. 3p. and add. In French.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10"

La Roche, R., (René), 1795-1872.
Letter to [Samuel] George Morton;
June 7, 18287 1/2" x 9 3/4"

Florence, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Refers to Count Bardi who wants to enter into correspondence.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9 3/4"

Tappan, Benjamin, 1773-1857.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Sept. 1, 18287 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Steubenville, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Refers to shells he sent. Solicits shells from Academy.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Cooper, William.
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
Nov. 26, 18288" x 9 1/2"

New York, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Regarding his election to Academy of Natural Sciences. Mentions suspensions of Annals of the Lyceum.

General physical description: 8" x 9 1/2"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to [Samuel] George Morton;
March 11, 18297 3/4" x 10"

New Haven, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Thanks for journal.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 10"

Mitchill, Samuel L., (Samuel Latham), 1764-1831.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
July 19, 18295" x 8"

New York, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Regarding fossils.

General physical description: 5" x 8"

Wright, S..
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
Aug. 8, 18297 1/4" x 9"

Cork, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Sends zoological work.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Hayden, Horace H., 1769-1844.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Aug. 10, 18297 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Bedford Springs, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Regarding pamphlet on fossils.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

McEuen, Thomas.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Aug. 13, 18297 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Long Branch, A.L.S, 2p. and add. Regarding fossils. Will watch Lukens' dog.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Finch, John.
Letter to [Samuel George] Morton;
Sept. 14, 18297 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Hartford, Conn., A.L.S. 1p. and add. (Contains autograph note by Dr. Morton that claims Finch is "entirely wrong".) Refutes Morton's claim that he expressed certain opinion re. fossils.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Dexter, Andrew Alfred, 1809-1854.
Letter to Sam[ue]l George Morton;
Sept. 17, 18297 3/4" x 10"

Summit Bridge, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Reagarding drawings and tables he prepared for Morton.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 10"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Sept. 19, 18297 3/4" x 12 3/4"

New Haven, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Too late to include communication in next Journal.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 12 3/4"

Eaton, Amos, 1776-1842.
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
Sept. 26, 18298" x 10"

Rensselaer School, Troy, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Refers to Rensselaer. Refers to differences in opinion.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Harlan, Richard, 1796-1843.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Oct. 14, 18298" x 9 3/4"

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Refers to Mr. Wetherill.

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

DeKay, James Ellsworth, 1792-1851.
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
Oct. 16, 18297 3/4" x 9 1/2"

A.L.S. (?) 2p. and add. Descriptions and figures in recent publications have been "woefully confused". Regarding fossils. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 1/2"

Eaton, Amos, 1776-1842.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Oct. 24, 18297 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Troy, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Responds to essay in Silliman's Journal.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Eaton, Amos, 1776-1842.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Nov. 10, 18297 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Troy, A.L.S. 4p. Introduces his son, a "real botanist". Refers to Silliman.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Nov. 18, 18297 3/4" x 9 3/4"

New Haven, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Regarding payment for submission.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Nov. 30, 18297 3/4" x 9 3/4"

New Haven, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Regarding submission of essay.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Reynolds, Morris.
Letter to Sam[ue]l George Morton;
Dec. 3, 18297 3/4" x 10"

London, A.L.S. 4p. add. News of his marriage and new employment. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 10"

Buckland, William, 1784-1856.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Dec. 17, 18297 1/4" x 9"

Oxford, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Reagrding geology.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Dec. 24, 18297 3/4" x 9 3/4"

New Haven, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Regarding essay. Refers to engravings.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Jan. 10, 18307 3/4" x 9 3/4"

New Haven, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Refers to disagreement with Dr. Chapman (?)

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Eaton, Amos, 1776-1842.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Feb. 22, 18307 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Troy, A.L.S. 4p. Referring to insects. On his election to Morton's society.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
March 9, 18307 3/4" x 9 3/4"

New Haven, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Too late to insert paper in next issue.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Tappan, Benjamin, 1773-1857.
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
March 22, 18308" x 9 3/4"

Steubenville, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Introduces his son.

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Atwater, Caleb, 1778-1867.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
March 29, 18308" x 10"

Circleville, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Regarding specimens. About a letter he wants published.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
April 1, 18307 3/4" x 9 3/4"

New Haven, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Regarding paper he submitted.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
April 3, 18307 3/4" x 10 1/4"

Mexico, A.L.S. 4p. add. State of society, barbarity of slavery. Refers to Mr. Owen and New Harmony.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 10 1/4"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
April 28, 18307 3/4" x 9 3/4"

New Haven, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Sending proofs.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Eaton, Amos, 1776-1842.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
May 8, 18307 3/4" x 12"

Troy, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Mineralogy. Refers to German naturalist Feuchtwanger.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 12"

Hodgkin, Thomas, 1798-1866.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
May 12, 18308 1/4" x 10"

[London] A.L.S. 4p. add. Friendly letter. Refers to temperance societies.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10"

Tappan, Benjamin, 1773-1857.
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
May 27, 18308" x 9 3/4"

Steubenville, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Regarding the studies of his son.

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
May 29, 18307 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Friendly letter. Visit to Philadelphia.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Peirson, A. L..
Account of some Indian skeletons;
May, 18307 3/4" x 9 3/4"

read before the American academy of arts and sciences, (?). D. 8p.and 1 p1. Freeman Guide 1222. Concerning Indian skeletons found near Col. Peabody's lead factory..

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Aug. 31, 18307 3/4" x 9 3/4"

New Haven, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Concerning publication.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Cleaveland, Parker, 1780-1858.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Sept. 17, 18307 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Brunswick, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning Bowdoin College. Terms of lectureship.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Schweinitz, Lewis David von, 1780-1834.
Sam[uel] G[eorge] Morton;
Dec. 11, 18307 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Bethlehem, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Regardin Dr. Hering's collection.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Conrad, T. A..
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Feb. 10, 18317 3/4" x 9 1/2"

Charl[e]ston, (?). A.L.S. 1p. and add. Regarding fossils. Refers to Dr. Ravenel.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 1/2"

McEuen, Thomas.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Feb. 20, 18317 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Charleston, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Ornithology. Refers to academy.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Wright, S..
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
March 3, 18318" x 9 3/4"

Cork, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Sending a box of shells.

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Nuttall, Thomas, 1786-1859.
Letter to [Samuel George] Morton;
April 15, 18318" x 9 3/4"

Cambridge, A.L.S. 2p. and add. (Contains also a note signed by Jona. Thatcher, April 20,1831). Is sending his Herbarium for the Academy.

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Featherstonhaugh, George William, 1780-1866.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
April, 18318" x 10"

[Philadelphia?] A.L.S. 2p. and add. Regarding the plan for Morton's tabular series.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
June 26, 18317 3/4" x 12 3/4"

New Haven, A.L.S. 2p. add. Sends corrected paper. Regarding his recommendation for a position at the University of Georgia.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 12 3/4"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
June 30, 18317 3/4" x 9 3/4"

New Haven, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Regarding Mr. Shepard's appointment. Mentions University of Georgia position.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
Aug. 10, 18317 3/4" x 9 3/4"

New Haven, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Regarding paper on fossils.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Aug. 20, 18317 3/4" x 9 3/4"

New Haven, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Refers to Mr. Mantell.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Brongniart, Alexandre, 1770-1847.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Sept. 20, 18318" x 10"

Paris, A.L.S. 4p. In French.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Ruschenberger, W. S. W., (William Samuel Waithman), 1807-1895.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Oct. 29, 18318" x 12 1/2"

U.S.S. Falmouth, Valparaiso, A.L.S. 4p.add. Is sending bird skins and shells for Academy. Describes log covered in barnacles his ship picked up.

General physical description: 8" x 12 1/2"

Mantell, Gideon Algernon, 1790-1852.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Dec. 6, 18317 1/4" x 9"

Castle Place, Lewes, Sussex, England, A.L.S. 4p. Concerning American fossils. Hopes to communicte more.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Harlan, Richard, 1796-1843.
Letter to [Samuel George] Morton;
Dec. 9, 18315" x 8"

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Angry accusation of interference with his patients. Contains an "Apologue" by Dr. Morton.

General physical description: 5" x 8"

Wright, S..
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
Jan. 12, 18327 1/2" x 9"

Cork, A.L.S. 6p. and add. Regarding two skulls he procured. Mentions shells.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

Conrad, T. A..
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Jan. 30, 18328" x 13 1/2"

near the Santee Canal, (?). A.L.S. 3p. and add. Description of his collecting expedition in the South. Conchology.

General physical description: 8" x 13 1/2"

Eaton, Amos, 1776-1842.
Letter to [Samuel George] Morton;
Feb. 8, 18326 1/4" x 7 3/4"

Troy, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Introduces Dr. Comstock.

General physical description: 6 1/4" x 7 3/4"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Feb. 8, 18327 3/4" x 9 3/4"

New Haven, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning essay.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Feb. 10, 18327 3/4" x 9 3/4"

New Haven, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Quotes from a letter from Dr. Mantell. Refers to Lyell. Regarding fossils.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Feb. 20, 18327 3/4" x 9 3/4"

New Haven, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning essay. Compliments Morton on accomplishments. Geology.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
March 25, 18327 3/4" x 9 3/4"

New Haven, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning paper he printed.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Cooper, William.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
May 5, 18328" x 9 1/2"

New York, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Fossils. Mentions Dr. Pickering. About dividing a collection among various scientists, including Schweinitz, Morton, Lea.

General physical description: 8" x 9 1/2"

DeKay, James Ellsworth, 1792-1851.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
May, 18327 3/4" x 9 3/4"

A.L.S. 1p. and add. Compliments Morton's work.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Cooper, William.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
June 6, 18328" x 9 1/2"

New York, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning fossils, teeth.

General physical description: 8" x 9 1/2"

Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
June 11, 18327 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Amherst, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Geology of Massachusetts.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Conrad, T. A..
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
June, 18327 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Near Erie, Greene Co., Ala., (?). A.L.S. 2p. and add. (Mutilated). Shells. Includes drawing.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Cleaveland, Parker, 1780-1858.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
July 2, 18327 1/4" x 11 3/4"

Brunswick, (?) A.L.S. 1p. and add. Reagarding recommendation for position at University of Georgia. Mentions his new edition.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 11 3/4"

Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
July 2, 18327 1/2" x 8 3/4"

Amherst, A.L.S. 4p. add. Regarding fossils.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 8 3/4"

Wright, S.
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
July 18, 18327 1/4" x 9"

Cork, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Inquirung about box of shells he sent.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Mantell, Gideon Algernon, 1790-1852.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
July 24, 18327 1/4" x 9"

Castle Place, Lewes, A.L.S. 4p. Thanks for fossils for his Museum. Discusses fossils. Mentions Mr. Lyell.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Société française de statistique..
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
July 29, 18328" x 10"

Paris, L.S.: de Montveran (?) 2p. and add. In French. Regarding membership dues.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Aug. 6, 18328" x 9 3/4"

Amherst, A.L.S. 3p. and add. List of specimens. Sending fossils.

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Ruschenberger, W. S. W., (William Samuel Waithman), 1807-1895.
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
Aug. 10, 18327 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Valparaiso, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Thanks for election to Academy. Regarding collecting expedition. Ornithology.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Pitcher, Zina, 1797-1872.
Letter to Sam[ue]l George Morton;
Sept. 11, 18328" x 10"

Fort Gibson, A.L.S. 3p. and add. On physiology of Native Americans. Refers to Osage, Algonkin. Discusses fossils. Freeman Guide 2603.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Tappan, Benjamin, 1773-1857.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Sept. 15, 18327 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Steubenville, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Regarding rattlesnakes.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Mantell, Gideon Algernon, 1790-1852.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Sept. 27, 18327 1/4" x 9"

Castle Place, Lewes, Sussex, England, A.L.S. 4P. Is sending specimens. Shells. Mentions "pest" in the city.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Oct. 1, 18327 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Amherst, A.L.S. 3p. and add. (Contains also a note signed: Solo. Pitkin, testifying to shipment of specimens.) Geology. List of specimens.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Hodgkin, Thomas, 1798-1866.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Oct. 5, 18328 1/4" x 10 3/4"

London, L.S. 3p. and add. Introduces a patient (a poor man).

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10 3/4"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Oct. 11, 18327 3/4" x 9 3/4"

New Haven, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning Mr. Conrad's new work. Fossils.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Oct. 28, 18327 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Amherst, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning fossils. Minerals.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Nov. 4, 18327 3/4" x 9 3/4"

New Haven, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning publications. Mentions Mantell.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Cooper, William.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Nov. 26, 18328" x 9 1/2"

New York, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Is sending a unique fossils from Dr. Mather. Refers to American Museum in New York.

General physical description: 8" x 9 1/2"

Mantell, Gideon Algernon, 1790-1852.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Dec. 12, 18327 1/4" x 9"

Castle Place, Lewes, A.L.S. 4p. Discusses fossil conchology.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Pitcher, Zina, 1797-1872.
Letter to Sam[ue]l George Morton;
Dec. 16, 18328" x 10"

Fort Gibson, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning explorations. Refers to Choctaw emigration. Freeman Guide 742.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Mantell, Gideon Algernon, 1790-1852.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Dec. 19, 18327 1/4" x 9"

Castle Place, Lewes, Sussex, England, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning fossils.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Dec. 21, 18327 3/4" x 9 3/4"

New Haven, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Concerning his journal.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Conrad, T. A..
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Dec. 27, 18327 1/4" x 9 1/4"

Smithville, N.C., A.L.S. 3p. and add. Describes his collecting expedition. Difficulties using dredge. Shells and other fossils.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9 1/4"

Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851.
Monody on the death of Margaret M. Collins.
18327 3/4" x 9 3/4"

D. 3p. Poem on occasion of her death.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Jan. 1, 18337 3/4" x 9 3/4"

New Haven, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Dissection of mummy would be acceptable for journal.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Jan. 5, 18337 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Is examining sugar refineries in Philadelphia.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Mantell, Gideon Algernon, 1790-1852.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Feb. 10, 18338" x 12 3/4"

Castle Place, Lewes, Sussex, England, A.L.S. 4p. Concerning shipment of specimens he received. Fossils. Geological publications.

General physical description: 8" x 12 3/4"

Hildreth, Samuel P. (Samuel Prescott), 1783-1863.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Feb. 12, 18337 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Marietta, O., A.L.S.2p. and add. Anatomical objects. Shells. Freeman Guide 1296.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Ravenel, Edmund, 1797-1871.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Feb. 13, 18337 3/4" x 9 1/2"

Charleston, A.L.S. 2p. add. Mentions Dr. Conrad. Concerning fossils, geology.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 1/2"

Conrad, T. A..
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
March 3, 18338" x 9 3/4"

Claiborne, A.L.S. 4p. add. Concerning geology of Southern regions, esp. Georgia.

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Ruschenberger, W. S. W., (William Samuel Waithman), 1807-1895.
Letter to Sam[uel] Geo[rge] Morton;
March 3, 18338"x 12 1/2"

U.S.S. Falmouth, Callao Roads, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning his expedition to South America. Describes birds and shells. Sends collections.

General physical description: 8"x 12 1/2"

Say, Thomas, 1787-1834.
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
March 5, 18338" x 10"

New Harmony, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning fossil shells. Refers to publication of his work.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Société géologique de France.
Letter to Sam[uel] G[eorge] Morton;
March 12, 18338" x 10"

Paris, Printed L.S: J. Desnoyers, secretary. 3p. and add. In French.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Bird, Robert Montgomery, 1806-1854.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
March, 18337 3/4 " x 9 3/4"

A.L.S. 1p. and add. Is leaving on a journey. Does not have time to finish sketch. FILM 403 FRAME 66

General physical description: 7 3/4 " x 9 3/4"

Conrad, T. A..
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
April 3, 18337 3/4" x 13"

Claiborne, A.L.S. 4p. add. Concerning his collecting expedition in the South. Includes list of specimens. Describes land and people.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 13"

Conrad, T. A..
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
April 20, 18337 3/4" x 13"

Claiborne, [and] Mobile, April 23, 1833. A.L.S. 3p. and add. (colored drawing of flower). Geology, fossils. Incudes poems.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 13"

Conrad, T. A..
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
May 8, 18338" x 9 3/4"

Mobile, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Collecting shells near Mobile, Alabama.

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Mantell, Gideon Algernon, 1790-1852.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
May 20, 18337 1/4" x 9"

Castle Place, Lewes, England, A.L.S. 3p. and end. Is sending specimens.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Mantell, Gideon Algernon, 1790-1852.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
June 4, 18337 1/4" x 9"

Castle Place, Lewes, A.L. 3p. and add. (Signature has been cut out). Is sending essay on geology.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Hildreth, Samuel P. (Samuel Prescott), 1783-1863.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
June 20, 18337 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Marietta, O., A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning Crania. Freeman Guide 1297.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Fitton, William Henry, 1780-1861.
Letter to [Samuel George] Morton;
July 3, 18337 1/4" x 9"

[London], A.L.in 3d P. 2p. and end. Thanks for the papers; is sending some geological papers himself.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Cramer, Charles.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
July 21, 18338" x 10"

St. Petersburg, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Thanks for donation to Mineralogical Society. Refers to Indian skulls, possibly from New Zealand.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Conrad, T. A..
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
Aug. 22, 18337 3/4" x 13"

Claiborne, A.L.S. 4p. add. (mutilated). Geology. Describes his Southern expedition. Includes drawing of a shell.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 13"

Conrad, T. A..
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Sept. 11, 18337 3/4" x 13"

Claiborne, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning his collecting expedition. Mentions Judge Tait.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 13"

Conrad, T. A..
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Sept. 25, 18338" x 9 3/4"

Claiborne, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning his collecting expedition. Fishes, fossils, shells.

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Wood, William.
Letter to D[aniel] Drake;
Sept. 28, 18337 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Cincinnati, A.L.S. 2p. Concerning Aboriginal mounds, including bones. Freeman Guide 1243. (On same sheet with letter from Dr. Drake to S.G. Morton, Oct. 29, 1833; Freeman Guide 1208).

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Albany Institute.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Oct. 10, 18338" x 10"

Printed L.S: Horace B. Webster. 1p. and add. Elected to membership.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Conrad, T. A..
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Oct. 26, 18337 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Claiborne, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Concerning his collecting expedition. Includes drawings of shells. Geology, fossils.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton
Oct. 28, 18338" x 10"

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p. and end. Dr. Flourens of Academy of Science of France is interested in one of our Indian skulls. Mentions Lafayette. Freeman Guide 1506.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Drake, Daniel, 1785-1852.
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
Oct. 29, 18337 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Cincinnati; A.L.S. 2p. add. (Contains also a letter from Wm. Wood to Dr. Drake, Sept. 28,1833.) Unlocated April 2011.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Conrad, T. A..
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Oct., 18337 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Claiborne, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning his collecting expedition. Includes descriptions and drawings of shells.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Conrad, T. A..
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Nov., 18338" x 13"

Claiborne, A.L.S. 3p. and add. "Rec. Nov.28,1833." Concerning shells, geology. Includes drawing of a shell.

General physical description: 8" x 13"

Conrad, T. A..
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Dec. 6, 18337 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Claiborne, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning shells, fossils.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Conrad, T. A..
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Dec. 28, 18336 1/2" x 7 3/4"

Claiborne, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning shells, fossils.

General physical description: 6 1/2" x 7 3/4"

Barabino, Joseph.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Jan. 17, 18347 3/4" x 10"

New Orleans, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning Indian skulls, Louisiana. Freeman Guide 424.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 10"

Mantell, Gideon Algernon, 1790-1852.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Jan. 18, 18347 1/4" x 9"

Brighton, A.L.S. 4p. Concerning geology. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Barabino, Joseph.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Feb. 23, 18347 3/4" x 10"

New Orlenas, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Has been sick. Plans to travel to Yukatan. Freeman Guide 2156.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 10"

Pitcher, Zina, 1797-1872.
Letter to Sam[ue]l George Morton;
March 4, 18348" x 10"

Fort Gibson, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning a "young and distinguished brave." Refers to various Native American tribes. Freeman Guide 333.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Hildreth, Samuel P. (Samuel Prescott), 1783-1863.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
March 5, 18347 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Marietta, O., A.L.S.1p. and add. Is sending specimens and drawings. Asks for anatomical specimens. Freeman Guide 1298.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Holbrook, John Edwards, 1794-1871.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
April 19, 18347 1/4" x 9"

Hamilton, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Concerning reptiles.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Hildreth, Samuel P. (Samuel Prescott), 1783-1863.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
May 29, 18348" x 9 3/4"

Marietta, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning missing box with crania, drawings and other articles.

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Mantell, Gideon Algernon, 1790-1852.
Letter to [Samuel George] Morton;
June 18, 18347 1/2" x 9"

Brighton, A.L.S. 4p. Concerning geology. Mentions Dr. Lyell.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

Cutting, John H..
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
June 27, 18347 1/4" x 9"

Barbados, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Is sending specimens. Shells.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Mantell, Gideon Algernon, 1790-1852.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
June 27, 18347 1/4" x 9"

Brighton, A.L.S. 4p. Refers to a recent volume with beautiful plates. Geology.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Tait, Charles, 1768-1835.
Letter to Sam[ue]l George Morton;
Aug. 18, 18348" x 9 3/4"

Claiborne, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Fears that box of bones sent to Mr. Conrad is lost. Refers to Mr. Creagh and Mr. Cooper.

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Eaton, Amos, 1776-1842.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Sept. 26, 18347 1/2" x 10"

Rensselaer Institute, Troy, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Introduces Alexander Van Rensselaer.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 10"

Pitcher, Zina, 1797-1872.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Oct. 20, 18347 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Fort Monroe, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Concerning "case of Monroe." Is enclosing remarks on consumption among natives.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Hildreth, Samuel P. (Samuel Prescott), 1783-1863.
Letter to Sam[ue]l George Morton;
Nov. 22, 18348" x 10"

Marietta, O., A.L.S.4p. add. Concerning epidemics in the Ohio valley since the 1770s. Refers to Native American bones.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Mantell, Gideon Algernon, 1790-1852.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Dec. 4, 18347 1/4" x 9"

Brighton, England, A.L.S. 4p. Concerning British fossils. Geology.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Mantell, Gideon Algernon, 1790-1852.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Nov. 10,12, 18347 1/2" x 9"

Brighton, A.L.S. 4p. Concerning fishes. Refers to Mr. Agassiz.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

Townsend, John Kirk, 1809-1851.
Letter to Sam[uel] Geo[rge] Morton;
Jan.6, 18357 3/4" x 9 1/2"

Oaha, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Concerning his travels and collecting.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 1/2"

Pitcher, Zina, 1797-1872.
Letter to Sam[ue]l George Morton;
Jan. 1, 18358" x 10"

Old Point Comfort, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning geology of the "Trans-Alleghanian country." Mentions climate and diseases.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Mantell, Gideon Algernon, 1790-1852.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Jan. 30, 18357 1/4" x 9"

Brighton, A.L.S. 4p. Refers to Marton's book. Geology. Mentions Agassiz's work on fishes.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Hildreth, Samuel P. (Samuel Prescott), 1783-1863.
Letter to Sam[ue]l George Morton;
Feb. 23, 18358" x 9 3/4"

Marietta, A.L.S. 4p. add. Concerning occurences of certain diseases in Ohio.

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
March 13, 18358" x 10"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Refers to politics and military developments. Received skull of Mr. Pearce.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Hildreth, Samuel P. (Samuel Prescott), 1783-1863.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
March 20, 18357 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Marietta, O., A.L.S. 3p. and add. Mentions Cranium owned by Marietta College. Will collect crania from ancient mounds. Freeman Guide 1299.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
March 26, 18358 1/4" x 10 1/4"

Mexico, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Offers minerals and geological specimens to various institutions. Refers to inequality as cause for all evil.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10 1/4"

Rogers, Thomas.
Check for $5.69 payable to Dan. O. Roberts, drawn on the Schuylkill bank;
April 3, 18355 3/4" x 2 1/2"

Philadelphia, Printed D. S. 1p.

General physical description: 5 3/4" x 2 1/2"

Rogers, Thomas.
Check for $12.74 payable to James McHenry drawn on the Schuylkill bank;
April 3, 18355 3/4" x 3 3/4"

Philadelphia, Printed D.S. 1p.

General physical description: 5 3/4" x 3 3/4"

Wheaton, W..
Letter to [Samuel George] Morton;
April 15, 18358" x 9 3/4"

West Point, A.L.S. 5p. and end. Refers to diseases at various stations. Freeman Guide 2522.

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Ruschenberger, W. S. W., (William Samuel Waithman), 1807-1895.
Letter to Sam[uel] Geo[rge] Morton;
April 21, 18357 3/4" x 9 3/4"

U.S.S. Peacock, New York, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Thanks for essay on consumption. Has cases of speciemns, including insects from Mr. Peale. Describes route of imminent journey to Pacific.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
May 7, 18357 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 7p. and add. Refers to Thomas Say. Concerning shells.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Hildreth, Samuel P. (Samuel Prescott), 1783-1863.
Letter to Sam[ue]l Geo[rge] Morton;
June 8, 18357 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Marietta, A.L.S. 4p. add. Concerning crania. Shells. Freeman Guide 1632.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Cutting, John H..
Letter to Sam[ue]l Geo[rge] Morton;
June 10, 18357 1/2" x 9"

Barbados, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning shells.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

Doornik, Jacob Elisa, 1777-1837.
Letter to [Samuel George] Morton;
June 19, 18357 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Baltimore, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Describes Baltimore. Wants to sell his collection of shells. Freeman Guide 1503.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Tappan, Benjamin, 1773-1857.
Letter to [Samuel George Morton];
June 21, 18357 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Steubenville, A.L.S. 2p. Concerning opening of "indigene cemetery" and collection of bones. Freeman Guide 1307.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Doornik, Jacob Elisa, 1777-1837.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
June 23, 18357 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Baltimore, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning crania. Freeman Guide 1504.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Doornik, Jacob Elisa, 1777-1837.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
June 28, 18358" x 10"

Baltimore, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning his collection of skulls. Refers to drawings. Freeman Guide 1505.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Doornik, Jacob Elisa, 1777-1837.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
July 3, 18358" x 10"

Baltimore, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Is sending his annotations to the history of the skulls in the collection. Answers several of Morton's questions about skulls, certain Indian tribes, etc.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Ruschenberger, W. S. W., (William Samuel Waithman), 1807-1895.
Letter to Sam[ue]l Geo[rge] Morton;
July 10, 18357 3/4" x 9 3/4"

U.S.S. Peacock, Rio de Janeiro, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Is sending material from the Falkland Islands. Descrtibes collecting activities.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Doornik, Jacob Elisa, 1777-1837.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
July 11, 18358" x 10"

Baltimore, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Concerning Morton's offer to purchase collection of skulls and drawings.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Doornik, Jacob Elisa, 1777-1837.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
July 21, 18357 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Baltimore, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Concerning the sale of his collection of skulls and drawings.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Hildreth, Samuel P. (Samuel Prescott), 1783-1863.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
July 21, 18357 3/4" x 10"

Marietta, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Regarding publication about fossil shells. Mentions Dr. Silliman.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 10"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
July 21, 18357 1/2" x 9"

New Haven, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Regarding an essay on shells scheduled to appear in his journal.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
July 29, 18358" x 10"

New Haven, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Concerning arrangement of fossils and descriptions in journal.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Auber, Pierre Aléxandre.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Aug. 9, 18356" x 8 1/2"

Havana, A.L.S. 2p. and add. In French.

General physical description: 6" x 8 1/2"

Hildreth, Samuel P. (Samuel Prescott), 1783-1863.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Aug. 19, 18358" x 10"

Marietta, O., A.L.S.3p. and add. Concerning crania. Is shipping boxes with specimens. Refers to Bartram's "Travels in Florida." Freeman Guide 1633.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Mantell, Gideon Algernon, 1790-1852.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Aug. 20, 18357 1/4" x 9"

Brighton, England, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Regarding fossils. Geology.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Aug. 25, 18358" x 10 1/2"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 7p. Freeman Guide 2212.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Aug., 18358 1/4" x 10 1/4"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add. Laments limited interest in science among political rulers. Refers to eduction, library.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10 1/4"

Townsend, John Kirk, 1809-1851.
Letter to Sam[uel] Geo[rge] Morton;
Sept. 20, 18357 3/4" x 12 1/2"

Fort Vancouver, Columbia River, A.L.S. 4p. Regrading his collecting activities, experiences on his trip. Refers to fishes.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 12 1/2"

Townsend, John Kirk, 1809-1851.
Letter to Sam[uel] Geo[rge] Morton;
Sept. 20, 18357 3/4" x 12 1/2"

Fort Vancouver, Columbia River, A.L.S. 8p. List and description of birds he is sending. Includes note concerning Chinouk skulls. Freeman Guide 728.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 12 1/2"

Philadelphia (Pa.). Board of Guardians of the Poor.
Extract from the minutes of the meeting
Oct. 7, 18357 3/4" x 9 3/4"

A.D.S: Sam. Hazard, sec. 1p. and add. (Copy send to Dr. S.G. Morton) Thanks for his service as physician of the Phila. Almshouse.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Sam[ue]l George Morton;
Oct. 30, 18358" x 10 1/4"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add. Refers to his collection and library. Comments on political and social developments in Venezuela.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/4"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Sam[ue]l P(sic) [George] Morton;
Nov. 7, 18358" x 10 1/2"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 4p. Refers to Maclure, a "noble benefactor of the Academy." Mentions Mr. Peale, other members. Concerning skulls. Freeman Guide 2212.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Hildreth, Samuel P. (Samuel Prescott), 1783-1863.
Letter to Sam[ue]l George Morton;
Nov. 18, 18358" x 10"

Marietta, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning a fossil shell. Is sending bones of various animals, also Mingo skulls. Freeman Guide 1634.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Nov. 24, 18358" x 10"

Mexico, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Advises against Academy building houses. Discusses education, scientific institutions, Venezuela. Mentions native American skull. Freeman Guide 2215.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Holbrook, John Edwards, 1794-1871.
Letter to [Samuel George] Morton;
Nov. 28, 18357 1/2" x 12 1/4"

A.L.S. 1p. and add. Sends anatomical specimens, including alligator heads.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 12 1/4"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
Nov. 30, 18355 1/4" x 8"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Sends plant specimens.

General physical description: 5 1/4" x 8"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
Nov. 30, 18358" x 10 1/2"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning Mexican skulls, difficulty of procuring "legitimate" specimen. Discusses conditions in Mexico. Freeman Guide 2212.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.
Extract from the minutes of the meeting A.D.S:
December 1, 18358" x 9 3/4"

Thos. D. Mutter. Rec. sec. 1p. Resolutions regarding Dr. Morton's "Notice of the Academy of natural sciences of Philadelphia."

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Herrick, Edward Claudius, 1811-1862.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Dec. 8, 18357 3/4" x 9 3/4"

New Haven, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Refers to Natural History Society. Concerning collection of birds from China. Has acquired Indian skull.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Hildreth, Samuel P. (Samuel Prescott), 1783-1863.
Letter to Sam[ue]l George Morton;
Dec. 29, 18358" x 10"

Marietta, A.L.S. 4p. add. Concerning shipment of anatomical specimens, including Indian skulls. Mentions manuscript. Freeman Guide 1300.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Arrott, Colin (?).
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Jan. 2, 18368" x 10"

Liverpool, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning a recent stay in Ireland. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Jan. 9, 18368" x 10 1/2"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning Maclure. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Jan. 10, 18368" x 10"

Cuernavaca, A.L.S. 2p. add. Concerning scientific societies. Refers to Venezuela, Dr. Vargas. Freeman Guide 2215.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Mantell, Gideon Algernon, 1790-1852.
Letter to Samuel George Morton:
Jan. 16, 18368" x 9 3/4"

Brighton, A.L.S. 4p. (mutilated). Concerning shells, fossils.

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Jan. 24, 18368" x 10"

New Haven, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Introduces Mr. Booth. Refers to his brother, his nephew, and Dr. Hildreth. Freeman Guide 1230.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Jan. 31, 18368 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Cuernavaca, A.L.S. 2p. add. Concerning manufacture of zinc plates, dissemination of journals. Comments on trade, slavery, social conditions.

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Ruschenberger, W. S. W., (William Samuel Waithman), 1807-1895.
Letter to Sam[ue]l Geo[rge] Morton;
Feb. 5, 18368" x 9 3/4"

U.S.S. Peacock, Batavia Roads, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Sends animal and plant specimens, also shells and minerals. Difficulty of getting "natives" to work for him.

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Brongniart, Adolphe, 1801-1876.
Letter to Samuel [George] Morton;
Feb. 8, 18367 1/4" x 9 1/4"

Paris, A.L.S. 3p. and add. In French.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9 1/4"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
Feb. 9, 18368" x 10 1/2"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 4p. Concerning Mexican skull. Comments on Mexican and Texan affairs. Freeman Guide 2212.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Feb. 14, 18368" x 10 1/2"

Cuernavaca, A.L.S. 2p. add. Concerning library, skulls. Freeman Guide 2215.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Ruschenberger, W. S. W., (William Samuel Waithman), 1807-1895.
Letter to Sam[ue]l Geo[rge] Morton;
Feb. 15, 18368" x 9 3/4"

U.S.S Peacock, Batavia Roads, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Introduces Mr. Goldsborough, purser of his ship.

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Ruschenberger, W. S. W., (William Samuel Waithman), 1807-1895.
Letter to Sam[ue]l Geo[rge] Morton;
Feb. 15, 18368" x 9 3/4"

U.S.S. Peacock, Batavia Roads, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Has obtained four skulls. Commebnts on disease on board his ship.

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Caldwell, Charles, 1772-1853.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
March 4, 18367 3/4" x 12 3/4"

Transylvania university, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Thanks for edition of Mackintosh.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 12 3/4"

Townsend, John Kirk, 1809-1851.
Letter to Sam[uel] Geo[rge] Morton;
March 13, 18368" x 9 3/4"

Fort Vancouver, Columbia River, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Has been "quacking" for the hospital. Concerning birds, quadrupeds. Indians are gathering specimens. Freeman Guide 2447.

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
March 15, 18368" x 10"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 4p. Sending Indian skull, animal specimens. Freeman Guide 2212.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Wied, Maximilian, Prinz von, 1782-1867.
Letter to [Samuel George Morton];
March 15, 18368 1/4" x 10"

Neuwied, A.L.S. 2p. and end. Thanks for publications. Lost his collection. Mentions Mr. Pitcher.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
March 20, 18368" x 10 1/2"

Cuernavaca, A.L.S. 2p. add.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Townsend, John Kirk, 1809-1851.
Letter to Sam[uel] Geo[rge] Morton;
April 12, 18368" x 9 3/4"

Fort Vancouver, Columbia River, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Iroquois report of Mastodon. Freeman Guide 1665.

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
April 15, 18368" x 10"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Is sending specimens. Freeman Guide 2212.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Trudeau, James (?).
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
April 24 (?), 18368 1/4" x 10"

Paris, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning publication. Desciption of a bird.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10"

Cutting, John H..
Letter to Sam[ue]l Geo[rge] Morton;
April 28, 18367 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Barbados, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Conchology. Plans to go to England.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
May 2, 18368" x 10"

New Haven, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Publications. Mentions Dr. Mantell's plan to move to America.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Fleming, William.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
May 4, 18367 1/2" x 9"

Manchester, A.L.S. 3 p. and add. Is sending shells and fossils. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to [Samuel George] Morton;
May 10, 18365" x 8"

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Got lost on the way to Academy. Mentions Maclure and Mantell.

General physical description: 5" x 8"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
May 17, 18368" x 10 1/2"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Mackintosh, J..
Letter to [Samuel George Morton];
June 17, 18367 1/4" x 9"

Edinburgh, A.L.S. 4P. Sends new edition of his book. Medical topics.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Ruschenberger, W. S. W., (William Samuel Waithman), 1807-1895.
Letter to Sam[ue]l Geo[rge] Morton;
June 21, 18368" x 9 3/4"

Macao, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Sends an essay, also skulls of Chinese pirate and a "Hindoo." Sickness on board his vessel.

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
June 28, 18368 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add.

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
July 1, 18368" x 9 3/4"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 4p. Concerning cacti and other plants. Mentions Academy, and Mr. M. (Maclure?)

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Herrick, Edward Claudius, 1811-1862.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Aug. 2, 18367 1/2" x 9 3/4"

New Haven, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Elected member of Academy. Recommends James Dana.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9 3/4"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Aug. 3, 18368 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add.

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Aug. 12, 18368 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add. Concerning his property holdings, real estate.

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to M. Burrough;
Aug. 13, 18368" x 10 1/2"

Mexico, L. 2p. "Extract" (Probably in hand of M. Burrough) Refers to Maclure's property holdings, intended beneficiaries.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Hildreth, Samuel P. (Samuel Prescott), 1783-1863.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Aug. 25, 18368" x 10"

Marietta, O., A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning animal fossils, geology, animal bones. Also crania. Mentions Dr. Tappan. Freeman Guide 1301.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Aug. 28, 18368" x 10 1/2"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning crania. Mexican skulls. Freeman Guide 2212.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Mantell, Gideon Algernon, 1790-1852.
Letter to [Samuel George] Morton;
Sept. 16, 18367 1/4" x 9"

Brighton, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Refers to Dr. Hare and Dr. Harlan.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Oct. 1, 18368" x 10"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add. Concerning "this half barbarous country." Refers to his property, Dr. Harlan, geology.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Cutting, John H..
Letter to S[amuel] T(sic) [George] Morton;
Oct. 24, 18368" x 10"

St. Thomas, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Leaving West Indies on account of his wife's poor health.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Nov. 4, 18368" x 10 1/4"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/4"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Nov. 17, 18368 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Introduces Dr. John Baldwin.

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Ruschenberger, W. S. W., (William Samuel Waithman), 1807-1895.
Letter to M. Burrough;
Nov. 17, 18368 1/2" x 10 1/2"

U.S.S. Peacock, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Describes travels in Indian and Pacific oceans. Refers to diseases, collecting of specimens.

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Nov. 19, 18368 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 4p. Concerning crania. Refers to Maclure. Describes "state of feeling" among American citizens in Mexico. Freeman Guide 2212.

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Nov. 19, 18368 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Concerning the death of his brother.

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Nov. 30, 18368 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Thanks for two books. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Conrad, T. A..
Letter to [Samuel George] Morton;
Dec. 3, 18368 1/4" x 10 1/2"

Albany, A.L.S. 2p. Concerning geology. Fossils. Refers to Mr. Mather.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10 1/2"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Dec. 6, 18368" x 10 1/2"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Audubon, John James, 1785-1851.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Dec. 7, 18368 1/4" x 10 1/2"

Charleston, A.L.S. 1p. and add. (Signature almost worn off) . Refers to the birds discovered by Townshend.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10 1/2"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Dec. 27, 18368 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Mexico, A.L.S. 4p. add. Concerning "propagation of useful knowledge." Inequality of knowledge and property as cause of all evil. Refers to his property.

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Bachman, John, 1790-1874.
Letter to [Samuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Dec. 30, 18367 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Charleston, A.L.S. 3p. and add.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Other Descriptive Information: Not located 1/11/1996

Prinsep, James, 1799-1840.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Jan. 7, Feb. 27, 1837(?)8" x 10"

Calcutta, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Elected member of the Academy. Thanks for publications.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Vargas, José María, 1786-1854.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Jan. 16, 18379 1/4" x 10 3/4"

A.L.S. 2p. and end. Acknowledges receipt of letter, diploma, books. Refers to skulls.

General physical description: 9 1/4" x 10 3/4"

Vargas, José María, 1786-1854.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Jan. 16, 18379" x 10 3/4"

A.L.S. 2p. and add. Election to membership.

General physical description: 9" x 10 3/4"

Falconer, Hugh, 1808-1865.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Jan. 19, 18378" x 10"

Bot. Garden, Saharanpoor, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Concerning skulls from Northern India. Refers to geological discoveries.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Jackson, James, 1777-1867.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Feb. 1, 18377 3/4" x 10"

Boston, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning crania. Freeman Guide 1511.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 10"

Herrick, Edward Claudius, 1811-1862.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Feb. 3, 18378" x 10"

New Haven, A.L.S. 1p. (On same sheet with letter from B. Silliman, Feb. 4, 1837) Concerning skull. Freeman Guide 3200.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Warren, John Collins, 1778-1856.
Letter to Sam[ue]l George Morton;
Feb. 3, 18378" x 10"

Boston, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning skulls. Freeman Guide 728a.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Feb. 4, 18378" x 10"

New Haven, A.L.S. 1p. and add. (Page 3 contains letter from E.C. Herrick, to Dr. Morton, Feb. 3, 1837) Is including requested information from Herrick.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Cooper, William.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Feb. 5, 18377 3/4" x 10"

New York, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning collections of skulls in the city. Freeman Guide 3164.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 10"

Troost, Gerard, 1776-1850.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Feb. 6, 18377 1/2" x 12 3/4"

Nashville, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning descriptions and skulls of Western Indians. Freeman Guide 1308.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 12 3/4"

Hildreth, Samuel P. (Samuel Prescott), 1783-1863.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Feb. 9, 18377 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Marietta, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning publication, fossils. Refers to a skull. Freeman Guide 1302.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Bachman, John, 1790-1874.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Feb. 17, 18377 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Charleston, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning a new kind of hare. Refers to publications, Drs. Silliman, Cooper, Harlan, and Audubon.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Piddington, Henry, 1797-1858.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Feb. 18, 18378" x 10"

[Calcutta] A.L.S. 2p. and add. Sending skulls.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Warren, John Collins, 1778-1856.
Letter to [Samuel George] Morton;
Feb. 22, 18377 3/4" x 10"

Boston, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning Indian skulls. Freeman Guide 340.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 10"

Pitcher, Zina, 1797-1872.
Letter to Sam[ue]l George Morton;
March 4, 18378" x 10"

Detroit, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Will send several skulls. Freeman Guide 2548.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Troost, Gerard, 1776-1850.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
March 4, 18377 1/2" x 12 3/4"

Nashville University, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning drawings of skulls, position of Indians in the graves. Freeman Guide 1309.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 12 3/4"

Bachman, John, 1790-1874.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
March 15, 18377 3/4" x 10"

Charleston, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning the hare.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 10"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
March 16, 18378" x 8 1/2"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add.

General physical description: 8" x 8 1/2"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
March 16, 18378 1/2" x 10 3/4"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add.

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 10 3/4"

Bachman, John, 1790-1874.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
March 17, 18377 3/4" x 10"

Charleston, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning crania of Indians. Refers to Audubon and Dr. Harlan.Freeman Guide 3235.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 10"

Dickson, Samuel Henry, 1798-1872.
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
March 20, 18377 1/2" x 9"

Charleston, S.C., A.L.S. 1p. and add. Thanks for packet, including book.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

Troost, Gerard, 1776-1850.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
March 24, 18377 1/2" x 11 1/2"

Nashville, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Send drawings of heads. Refers to idols he collected. Freeman Guide 704.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 11 1/2"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
March 29, 18378" x 10 1/2"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Sending letters from Maclure.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Bachman, John, 1790-1874.
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
March 30, 18377 3/4" x 10"

Charleston, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning a mistake in his manuscript.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 10"

Mantell, Gideon Algernon, 1790-1852.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
March 30, 18377 1/4" x 9"

Brighton, A.L.S. 4p. Fossils. Is sending geological specimens. Comments on a newspaper story about certain species surviving in acrid fluids.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
April 6, 18378" x 10 1/2"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Warren, John Collins, 1778-1856.
Letter to [Samuel George] Morton;
April 7, 18378" x 10"

Boston, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning Indian skulls. Freeman Guide 1519.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
April 16, 18378 1/4" x 10 1/4"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning Maclure's views of proposed building.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10 1/4"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
April 22, 18378" x 10 1/4"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning Maclure. Is sending box with specimens, including birds and animal skulls. Freeman Guide 2212.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/4"

Bachman, John, 1790-1874.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
April 24, 18377 3/4" x 10"

Charleston, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning Lepus. Mentions Pickering and Nuttall.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 10"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
April, 18378" x 10 1/2"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Holbrook, John Edwards, 1794-1871.
Letter to [Samuel George] Morton;
April, 18377 3/4" x 9 3/4"

A.L.S. 1p. (Written on back of sheet addressed to Charles Pickering). Concerning skeleton of a "Peruvian." Freeman Guide 3696.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Wied, Maximilian, Prinz von, 1782-1867.
Letter to [Samuel George Morton];
May 2, 18378 3/4" x 10 1/4"

Neuwied, A.L.S. 2p. Refers to his visit to Berlin. Concerning Morton's upcoming book on "American man," and skulls. Freeman Guide 468.

General physical description: 8 3/4" x 10 1/4"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
May 9, 18378 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add.

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Hildreth, Samuel P. (Samuel Prescott), 1783-1863.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
May 23, 18377 3/4" x 10"

Marietta, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning boxes with specimens he sent to various people.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 10"

Couthouy, Joseph Pitty, 1808-1864.
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
May 27, 18377 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Boston, A.L.S. 4p.add. Concerning crania, Peruvian mummies. Refers to Mr. Blake. Freeman Guide 3165.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
June 3, 18378" x 10 1/2"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Audubon, John James, 1785-1851.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
June 12, 18378 1/4" x 10 1/4"

Charleston, S.C., A.L.S. 1p. and add. Returned from expedition. In need of funds, requests money due from Academy.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10 1/4"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
June 17, 18378" x 10 1/2"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
June 20, 18378" x 10 1/2"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Introduces William Hawkins.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
June 20, 18378" x 10 1/2"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 4p. Requested leave of absence from Dep. of State. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Hildreth, Samuel P. (Samuel Prescott), 1783-1863.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
June 29, 18378" x 10"

Marietta, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Regarding Geological Survey of Ohio. Wants to procure certain books.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
June 29, 18378" x 8"

Mexico, A.L.S. 1p. and add.

General physical description: 8" x 8"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
June, 18378" x 10 1/2"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
July 3, 18377 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 2p.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
July 8, 18378 1/4" x 10 1/4"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10 1/4"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to M. Burrough;
July 11, 18378" x 10 1/2"

Mexico, L. 2p. "Extract" (Probably in hand of M. Burrough). Concerning plan to pull down the Academy's old hall.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
July 13, 18378" x 10 1/2"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Is forwarding letters from Maclure. Plans to see Maclure before return to United States.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Evans, Edmund C..
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
July 13, 18377 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Paris, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning crania. Freeman Guide 1507.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Audubon, John James, 1785-1851.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
July 16, 18378" x 10"

New York, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Refers to Morton's wishes for skulls. Mentions a young artist. Is departing for England. Freeman Guide 1493.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Arrott, Colin (?).
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
July 21, 18378 1/4" x 10 1/4"

Paris, A.L.S. 3p. and add.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10 1/4"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
July 21, 18378" x 10 1/2"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning Maclure, and Burrough's intended "interview" with him.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
July 25, 18378 1/4" x 10 1/4"

A.L.S. 2p. add.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10 1/4"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Aug. 4, 18378" 1/4 x 8 1/4"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add.

General physical description: 8" 1/4 x 8 1/4"

Wood, S..
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Aug. 5, 18377 1/4" x 9"

London, A.L.S. 4p.add. Concerning minerals and skulls. Mentions Lord Kingsborough, and Lord and Lady Kingston. Freeman Guide 3170.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Ravenel, Edmund, 1797-1871.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Aug. 7, 18377 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Charleston, S.C., A.L.S. 4p.add. Unable to get crania, more likely to get fossils. Concerning shells. Includes drawing.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Hildreth, Samuel P. (Samuel Prescott), 1783-1863.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Aug. 10, 18377 1/2" x 9 3/4"

Marietta, O., A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning books for the Geological Survey of Ohio.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9 3/4"

Blainville, H.-M. Ducrotay de (Henri-Marie Ducrotay), 1777-1850.
Letter to [Samuel George] Morton;
Aug. 10, 18374 3/4" x 7 1/4"

Jardin de Roi, A.L.S. 1p. and add. In French.

General physical description: 4 3/4" x 7 1/4"

Say, Lucy Way Sistaire, 1801-1886.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Aug. 14, 18377" x 9"

New York, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Sends fossils for the Academy.

General physical description: 7" x 9"

Audubon, John James, 1785-1851.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Aug. 28, 18378" x 10"

London, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Sending [plates of?] Birds of America to Wetherill, Academy and APS. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Aug. 28, 18378 1/4" x 10 1/4"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10 1/4"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Sept. 26, 18378 1/4" x 10 1/4"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10 1/4"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
Sept. 29, 18377 3/4" x 12 1/2"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 4p. Concerning Maclure's will.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 12 1/2"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Oct. 1, 18378" x 10 1/2"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 8p. add. Concerning his visit to Maclure in Mexico.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Hildreth, Samuel P. (Samuel Prescott), 1783-1863.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Oct. 16, 18377 1/2" x 9 1/2"

Marietta, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning publications, fossils and shells. Is inquiring for "ancient heads."

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9 1/2"

Cramer, Charles.
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
Oct. 20, 18378" x 10"

St. Petersburg, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Sending minerals for Academy, hoping for returns to Imperial Mineralogical Society.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
Oct. 23, Oct. 24, 18378 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 2p. Concerning Maclure.

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Nov. 2, 18378 1/4" x 10 1/4"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10 1/4"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Nov. 7, 18378" x 10 1/2"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Friendly letter. Concerning Maclure. Refers to Hudson Foster.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Houghton, Douglass, 1809-1845.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Nov. 21, 18378" x 10"

Detroit, L.S. 1p. and add. Concerning Indian skulls. Mentions Dr. Pitcher. Freeman Guide 2504.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Audubon, John James, 1785-1851.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Dec. 26, 18378" x 12 1/2"

London, A.L.S. 4p. add. "Duplicate" Concerning the return of Dr. Townshend from the Pacific. Ornithological news.

General physical description: 8" x 12 1/2"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Dec. 26, 18378 1/4" x 10 1/2"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10 1/2"

Pickering, Charles, 1805-1878.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Dec. 26, 18377 3/4" x 10"

New York, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Concerning various boxes he sent. Mentions Townshend and Bachman.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 10"

Pickering, Charles, 1805-1878.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Jan. 9, 18385" x 8"

New York, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning Townshend's birds. Mentions Exploring Expedition, and new edition of Michaux's work.

General physical description: 5" x 8"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Jan. 17, 18388" x 10 1/2"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Has been sick. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Audubon, John James, 1785-1851.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Jan. 19, 18388" x 9 3/4"

London, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Mentions Ed. Harris and Dr. Sharpless. Ornithology.

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Torrey, John, 1796-1873.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Jan. 24, 18388" x 10"

New York, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning new edition of Michaux's Sylva. Mentions Maclure.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Pickering, Charles, 1805-1878.
Letter to S[amuel] George Morton;
Jan. 25, 18387 3/4" x 12 3/4"

New York, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning the planned Expedition, and the new edition of Michaux.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 12 3/4"

Abadie, E. H..
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Feb. 3, 18388" x 10"

Camp 3 miles from Lake Okee Chobee, A.L.S. 5p. and add. Concerning Indian skulls, Indian burials, disease among Indians. Freeman Guide 3233.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Feb. 6, 18388" x 10 1/2"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Geological specimens. Refers to Maclure.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
March 1, 18388 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add.

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Hildreth, Samuel P. (Samuel Prescott), 1783-1863.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
March 3, 18387 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Marietta, O., A.L.S.1p. and add. Concerning Indian skulls. Also animal skulls. Freeman Guide 1303.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Harris, Thaddeus William, 1795-1856.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
March 13, 18388" x 9 1/2"

Cambridge, Mass., A.L.S. 4p. add. Concerning Townshend's plan to reclaim and sell the insects collected by him.

General physical description: 8" x 9 1/2"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
March 22, 18387 1/4" x 9"

New Haven, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Thanks for Taylor's memoir, craniological drawings. Concerning sale of Mr. Mantell's museum.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Nasymth, Alexander, 1758-1840.
Letter to S[amuel George] Morton;
March 27, 18387 1/4" x 8 3/4"

London, A.L.S. 4p.add. Concerning fossils.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 8 3/4"

Burrough, Marmaduke.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
March 31, 18388" x 10 1/2"

Vera Crus, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Political conditions in Mexico. Mentions Maclure.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Vargas, José María, 1786-1854.
Letter to [Samuel] George Morton;
April 2, 18388" x 10"

Caracas, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning Indian skulls. Freeman Guide 3169.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Combe, George, 1788-1858.
Letter to [Samuel George] Morton;
April 4, 18384 3/4" x 7 3/4"

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning skulls. Freeman Guide 1497.

General physical description: 4 3/4" x 7 3/4"

Riddell, John Leonard, 1807-1867.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
April 6, 18388" x 10"

New Orleans, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Thanks for the books. Wants to subscribe to the Academy's Journal. Concerning reptiles.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Wied, Maximilian, Prinz von, 1782-1867.
Letter to [Samuel George Morton];
April 19, 18387" x 8 3/4"

Neuwied, A.L.S. 2p. Sending fossils. Concerning geological specimens, including minerals.

General physical description: 7" x 8 3/4"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
April 29, 18388 1/4" x 10 1/2"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10 1/2"

Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
May 5, 18387 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Michilimackinac, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning Indian annuities. Advice on where Morton can see Indians. Freeman Guide 2513.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Anthony, John Gould, 1804-1877.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
May 13, 18388" x 9 1/2"

Cincinnati, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Concerning Indian skulls. Geological fossils. Freeman Guide 2376.

General physical description: 8" x 9 1/2"

Martin, J..
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
May 16, 18387 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Fort Cass, Calhoun, E. T[enn.], A(?) L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning Indian skulls. Cave near Fort Cass. Freeman Guide 689.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Edmonds, Frederic.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
May 31, 18388" x 10"

New York, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Sending Indian skulls and minerals. Freeman Guide 2213.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Mantell, Gideon Algernon, 1790-1852.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
June 1, [1838]7 1/4" x 9"

Clapham Common, near London, England, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concening his move from Brighton and planned sale of his collection. Geology.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
June 3, 18388 1/4" x 10 1/2"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10 1/2"

Pickering, Charles, 1805-1878.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
June 7, 18387 3/4" x 10"

Washington, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning whereabouts of John Shemo, who "deserted [a vessel]…and was now probably in Wilmington"

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 10"

Gibbons, William P. (William Peters), b. 1812.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
June 24, 18387 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Glenwood, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Sending specimans of Cicada.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Audubon, John James, 1785-1851.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
June 25, 18388" x 10"

Edinburgh, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning ornithology, business matters. Refers to skulls. Freeman Guide 1494.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Audubon, Victor Gifford, 1809-1860.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
July 7, 18387 1/4" x 9"

London, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Concerning "Birds of America." Refers to prints of crania.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Pickering, Charles, 1805-1878.
Letter to S[amuel] George Morton;
July 16, 18387 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Washington, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Concerning whereabouts of John Shemo. Refers to Captain Wilkes' Expedition.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
July 28, 18388 1/4" x 10 1/2"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10 1/2"

Martin, J..
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
Aug. 1, 18388" x 10"

Fort Cass, Calhoun, E. Tennessee, A(?)L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning crania. Cherokee. Freeman Guide 690.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Aug. 4, 18388" x 10"

Chicquesalunga near Manitta, Pa., A.L.S. 1p. and add. Concerning his desciption of a species of fish.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Powell, W. Byrd (William Byrd), 1799-1866.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Aug. 6, 18387 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Tuscumbia, Ala., A.L.S. 4p. add. Concerning his collection of crania. Freeman Guide 1305.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Abadie, E. H..
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
Aug. 24, 18387 3/4" x 9 1/2"

Picolata, E. Fla., A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning Indian skulls. Freeman Guide 3234.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 1/2"

Townsend, John Kirk, 1809-1851.
Letter to Sam[uel] Geo[rge] Morton;
Sept. 6, 18387 3/4" x 9 3/4"

New Garden, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Concerning Michener and his cabinet. Refers to fossils.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Wood, S..
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Oct. 16, 18387 1/4" x 9"

Canterbury, A.L.S. 4p.add. Concerning animal skulls. Religious matters.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Combe, George, 1788-1858.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Oct. 19, 18389 1/2" x 11 3/4"

Boston, A.L.S. 1p. and add. (On the reverse of this letter is a prospectus of a course of sixteen lectures on phrenology to be delivered by George Combe in Boston, October and November [1838]). Plans to inspect collection of American crania. Wants to offer class in Philadelphia.

General physical description: 9 1/2" x 11 3/4"

Silliman, Benjamin, Sr., 1779-1864.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
Oct. 20, 18387 3/4" x 9 3/4"

New Haven, A.L.S. 2p. and end. Concerning Mr. Dunn's notice for his journal.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Gray, Asa, 1810-1888 .
Letter to Samuel George Morton
Oct. 23, 18388" x 10"

New York, A.L.S. 3p. add. Concerning purchase of Morton's collection of shells, and his upcoming trip to Europe.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Warren, John Collins, 1778-1856.
Letter to [Samuel George] Morton;
Oct. 28, 18388" x 9 3/4"

A.L.S. 1p. and add. Obliged for engravings.

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Combe, George, 1788-1858.
Letter to [A.D. Bache];
Oct. 28, [1838]7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Boston, Extract of L. 1p. (Transcribed by Dr. Bache in letter to S.G. Morton, Nov. 2, 1838.). Concerning phrenology.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867.
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
Nov. 2, 18387 3/4" x 9 3/4"

A.L.S. 1p. and add. (Transcribes extract of letter from Geo. Combe, Oct. 28 [1838]). Concerning phrenology.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Combe, George, 1788-1858.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Dec. 3, 18387 3/4" x 9 1/2"

New York, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Concerning his election to the Academy.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 1/2"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Dec. 3, 18388 1/4" x 10 1/2"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10 1/2"

Troost, Gerard, 1776-1850.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Dec. 6, 18387 1/2" x 12 3/4"

Nashville, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Concerning crania. Refers to articles fround in Indian graves. Freeman Guide 1310.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 12 3/4"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Dec. 25, 18388 1/4" x 10 1/2"

Mexico, A.L.S. 1p. and add.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10 1/2"

Rodgers, J. Kearny (John Kearny), 1793-1851.
Letter to [Samuel George] Morton;
Dec. 28, 18387 1/4" x 9"

New York, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Concerning a skull from Peru. Freeman Guide 3168.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Jan. 1, 18398 1/4" x 10 1/2"

Mexico, A.L.S. 1p. and add.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10 1/2"

Cleaveland, Parker, 1780-1858.
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
Jan. 12, 18397 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Brunswick, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning new edition of Turner's work.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Combe, George, 1788-1858.
Letter to [Samuel George] Morton;
Jan. 25, [1839?]4 3/4" x 7 3/4"

[Philadelphia] A.L.S. 1p. and add. His collection is now available to copy in plaster.

General physical description: 4 3/4" x 7 3/4"

Dunn, Nathan.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
February 19, 18397 3/4" x 10"

A.L.S. 1p. and add. Recommends John Notman as architect for new building of Academy.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 10"

Cleaveland, Parker, 1780-1858.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
March 7, 18397 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Brunswick, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Concerning Indian skulls. Freeman Guide 2948.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Breck, Samuel, 1771-1862.
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
March 11, 18398" x 10"

[Philadelphia] A.L.S. 1p. and add. Concerning geology.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Combe, George, 1788-1858.
Letter to Samuel G[eorge] Morton;
March 19, 18397 3/4" x 9 1/2"

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning phrenology.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 1/2"

Gliddon, George R. (George Robins), 1809-1857.
Letter to Sam[ue]l Geo[rge] Morton;
March 31, 18397 1/2" x 9 1/2"

Cairo, A.L.S. 8p. add. On difficulties of working in Egypt. Concerning skulls. Cost of shipping 93 skulls to Philadelphia.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9 1/2"

Harris, Thaddeus William, 1795-1856.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
April 2, 18398" x 10"

Cambridge, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Wants to withdraw his description of Townshend's insects. Refers to Thomas Say's insect collection.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Clemens, James W..
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
April 10, 18397 3/4" x 9 1/4"

Wheeling, Va., A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning Indian skulls. Freeman Guide 1203.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 1/4"

Combe, George, 1788-1858.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
April 14, 18397 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning Indian skulls. Freeman Guide 1498.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Combe, George, 1788-1858.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
May 2, 18397 3/4" x9 3/4"

New York, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning skulls. Discusses attendance at his lectures.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x9 3/4"

Parker, Daniel &.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
May 2, 18398" x 10"

Washington, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Introdes Mr. Ellis.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Clemens, James W..
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
May 8, 18397 3/4" x 9 1/4"

Wheeling, Va., A.L.S. 2p. and add. Introduces Jonas Crumbacher. Refers to skulls. Freeman Guide 1204.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 1/4"

Prichard, James Cowles, 1786-1848.
Letter...to Dr. Hodgkin;
May 20, 18397" x 9"

Bristol, Printed D. 2p. (On same sheet with letter from Thomas Hodgkin to S.G. Morton, Dec. 11,1839.) Letter in defense of the rights of native peoples.

General physical description: 7" x 9"

Mantell, Gideon Algernon, 1790-1852.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
May 21, 18397 1/2" x 9 1/4"

Clapham Common, Surrey, England, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning geology, his book.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9 1/4"

Clemens, James W..
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
May 23, 18397 3/4" x 9 1/4"

Wheeling, Va., A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning beads found in a grave. Discusses skeletons of mastodons. Freeman Guide 1205.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 1/4"

Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
June 15, 18398 1/4" x 10 1/2"

Mexico, A.L.S. 2p. add. Signature reproduced in APS Proceedings, v.91,no.3,page 240.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10 1/2"

Nasymth, Alexander, 1758-1840.
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
June 18, 18397 1/4" x 8 3/4"

London, A.L.S. 4p.add. Refers to an article he wrote. Requests gold.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 8 3/4"

Bachman, John, 1790-1874.
Letter to Sam[ue]l G[eorge] Morton;
July 19, 18394 3/4" x 7 1/2"

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Plans to visit. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 4 3/4" x 7 1/2"

Wood, S..
Letter to S[amuel] G[eorge] Morton;
July 29, 18397 1/4" x 9"

Liverpool, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning his work, travel plans. Refers to Morton's book on crania. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Townsend, John Kirk, 1809-1851.
Letter to Sam[uel] George Morton;
August 4, [1839?]5" x 8"

Cape May, N.J., A.L.S. 2p. and add. Requesting permission for Chevalier to use Academy's ornithological specimens.

General physical description: 5" x 8"

Powell, W. Byrd (William Byrd), 1799-1866.
Letter to Samuel George Morton;
Aug. 12, 18398 1/2" x 11"