Much of the material is correspondence to or from other prominent naturalists. Other items include a journal and memorandum book Harris kept from 1838 to 1840; papers relating to the introduction of the Percheron draft horse to the United States;...
This passage includes a letter written by Gosse, on September 1, 1838. He discusses slavery in Alabama ("a huge deadly serpent"), describing cruel punishments, poor living conditions, and impediments to emancipation. In his view, the institution...
This passage gives an account of the 1838 removal by Rebecca Neugin, who was three years old at the time. She mentions the possessions they carried, and she describes the traveling and living conditions during the journey. These memories were...
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