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John James Audubon and Audubon family letters, [ca. 1783-1845]

Audubon, John James, b. 1785 d. 1851
Painter, Illustrator
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 200 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Letters from Audubon to his wife, Lucy, and his son, Victor. Letters refer to personal affairs, ornithology and publications. Also included is a fragment of Audubon's journal, New Orleans, 1821.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, illustrator, ornithologist. Born Haiti, West Indies.

Lent for microfilming, 1955, by the American Philosophical Society.

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