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American Ornithology, or, the Natural History of the birds of the United States
The natural history of the birds of the United States: illustrated with plates, engraved and colored from original drawings taken from nature.

Letter from Anna Blake to Harriet Corlis, 25 December 1819

Letter from Anna Blake to Harriet Corlis sending well wishes for the upcoming Christmas, including a gift for her. She relates that she is learning to draw in crayons, stating "Mr. Audubon who is my Master is very good natured and is perfect master…

Letter from John J. Audubon to Lucy Audubon, 19 January 1827

Written from Edinburgh to Louisiana, he talks about the influential people he's met in england and edinburgh and subscribers to his bird publications, painting and attending lectures and debates regularly, elected to several prestigious societies,…

Letter from Daniel Chapman Banks to Martha Ann Banks, 12 June 1815

In a letter dated 12 June 1815, Banks writes to his wife about visiting Dr. Samuel Morse. While he is there Morse's son receives a painting, Dying Hercules, from England. Banks describes both the Morse family and the painting.

Hunters of Kentucky, ca. 1815
The broadside includes a poem describing the valor of Kentuckians at the Battle of New Orleans.

Hunters of Kentucky, or Half Horse and Half Alligator, ca. 1815
Printed broadside with a woodcut illustration and a poem describing the valor of Kentuckians at the Battle of New Orleans. The illustration pictures the famous half horse and half alligator as a horse with an alligator tail.

Hero of the Wabash, ca. 1791
Broadside entitled "Hero of the Wabash." Includes a poem telling of the cowardice of a "Captain Paul" during the Indian Wars and an engraving of an Army officer running from an attacking Native American. Captain Paul is not identified but it is…