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American explorers, adventurers and naturalists: 14 letters & docs [decimalized]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02475 Author/Creator: Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1786-1891 Pagination:

Summary of Content: [decimalized 02475.01-02475.14]


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Frontiers and ExplorationGeography and Natural HistoryScience and Technology

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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