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Letter and book concerning the Wilkes expedition [decimalized]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00507 Author/Creator: Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1836 Pagination: 2 items

Summary of Content: [decimalized 00507.01-507.02]

Background Information: [itemized]


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Frontiers and ExplorationAmerican Indian HistoryGeography and Natural HistorySurveyingScience and TechnologyLiterature and Language ArtsArt, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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