Western Union Telegraph Expedition, Papers from William H. Dall to Robert Kennicott

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These are papers that document preparations for the Western Union Telegraph Expedition from William H. Dall to Robert Kennicott including: copy of order from Charles S. Bulkley; order from Dall to Captain of steamer regarding specimen collections; Stores; directions for Collecting; Dall letter to scientific friends; copy of Spencer F. Baird telegram to Bulkley on Stimpson and the destruction of the Chicago Academy of Sciences; copy of Dall letter to George Walker, President of the Chicago Academy of Sciences, on the expedition; Dall letter to Kennicott; copy of Dall memorandum to G. H. Mumford, Director of Western Union Telegraph Expedition; list of supplies; copy of Dall letter on death of Kennicott.

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  • Reports

Accession #

SIA RU007073

Collection name

William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927

Physical Description

1 report

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 18 Folder 6