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    Daniel Cady Eaton Archive. Interesting collection related to American botanist and author Daniel Cady Eaton, Professor of Botany and Herbarium Curator at Yale University. Archive contains ten Autograph Letters Signed to his father, Union General Amos B. Eaton; one of Eaton's field notebooks; and a six-page, American Journal of Science reprint of a lengthy epitaph written upon Eaton's death in 1895. The letters, each two pages, recto and verso, 5" x 7.75", span the dates from December 1868 through April 1871. Eaton's notebook, 4" x 6.5", contains approximately 30 written pages, recto and verso; inscribed in pencil on the inside cover: "D.C. Eaton. Notebook of my Salt Lake journey & collections, &c, &c. June 1st to July 21st 1869."

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    Eaton made important contributions to the United States Mexican Boundary Survey, Clarence King's Geological Exploration of the 40th Parallel, George Wheeler's Geographical Surveys West of the One Hundredth Meridian, and the Geological Survey of California. All items show light to moderate age toning. Letters and Journal of Science article are in fine condition. Notebook shows heavy wear to boards and spine; generally very good condition.

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