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...
Audubon wrote the letters while on an expedition in eastern Canada, which included excursions to Nova Scotia, Labrador, and many islands. In the letters he describes the men who are on the trip; the food, clothing, accommodations, and...
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;...
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