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A topographical description of the western territory of North America
A topographical description of the western territory of North America, containing a succinct account of its climate, natural history, population, agriculture, manners and customs, with an ample description of the several divisions into which that…

Letter from Charles Wilkins Short to Daniel Drake, 17 December 1816.
Dr. Charles Wilkins Short writes to see if Dr. Daniel Drake was aware of the two species of coffee nut tree. Included is a sketch of the tree's seed pod on the last page. He also addresses the rumors he has heard concerning Drake's relocation to…

Letter from John J. Audubon to Richard Harlan, 20 March 1833

Letter in which Audubon discusses his recent seizure that left him paralyzed in his pen hand, mouth, and lips, and the gassing of a golden eagle so he could paint it. Discusses his "Birds in America" series.

Letter discussing an elephant tooth found at the Falls of the Ohio, ca. 1780s
Letter discussing an elephant tooth that was found at the Falls of the Ohio.

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 9 September 1807
Clark writes his brother Jonathan from Big Bone Lick, Kentucky, while conducting a major archaeological fossil dig at Thomas Jefferson's request. He describes what has been unearthed so far and mentions their brother George Rogers Clark being drunk…

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.

American Antiquities and Discoveries in the West
An exhibition of the evidence that an ancient population of partially civilized nations, differing entirely from those of the present Indians, peopled America, many centuries before its discovery by Columbus. And inquiries into their origin, with a…

Travels through the states of North America, and the provinces of upper and lower Canada, during the years 1795, 1796, and 1797.
Includes view of the natural Rock Bridge, houses, conditions of the enslaved peoples,the land, cultivating tobacco, lower classes of people in Virginia, unhealthy apperances, the Shenandoa Valley, German immigratnts, landscapes, military titles that…

The discovery, settlement and present state of Kentucky
Contains the adventures of Daniel Boone, the minutes of the Piankashaw council, an account of the Native American nations inhabiting within the limits of the thirteen United States, and the stages and distances between Philadelphia and the Falls of…