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Letters to Samuel G. Morton from Victor and John James Audubon, 1836-1840

Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851

Scientist, Doctor


Collection Information

Size: 1 Microfilm reel, 16 items on partial microfilm reel

Summary: This microfilm collection consists of letters to Samuel G. Morton from Victor and John James Audubon.

Biographical/Historical Note

Samuel G. Morton (1799-1851) was a physician, anatomy professor, naturalist, and physical anthropologist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is most known for his work, Crania Americana , which was widely accepted and endorsed by pro-slavery advocates.


Lent for microfilming 1955 by the American Philosophical Society.

Related Materials

The Archives of American Art also holds the microfilmed Victor Audubon letters to John L. Le Conte, 1852, and the microfilmed John James Audubon and Audubon family letters, circa 1783-1845. The American Philosophical Society holds the Samuel George Morton papers, 1819-1850.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in: American Philosophical Society, Samuel George Morton papers.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel P34 (fr. 224-237) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Letters to Samuel G. Morton from Victor and John James Audubon, 1836-1840. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.