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- Variations in title: Previously known as the Miscellaneous Letters and Autographs collection.
- Source of title proper: Title based on provenance of the collection and contents.
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1813 - 1960 (Creation)
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Archival description area
This collection was acquired by the Woodward Memorial Library from a number of sources, not all identifiable.
Material was part of the Charles Woodward Memorial Library Collection. It was transferred to Rare Books and Special Collections in 2013.
Scope and content
Collection consists of letters from prominent scientists in various fields of study. Many of the letters in this collection are addressed to Dr. Chauncey D. Leake.
Some of the letters contain discussion of a scientific nature, while others contain pleasantries, invitations, and discussion of scientific publications for collecting purposes. Some of the notable correspondents include Sir Richard Owen, Sir Francis Galton, Joseph Dalton Hooker, William Jackson Hooker, Sir Frederick Grant Banting, Adam Sedgwick, and James Prescott Joule.