Letter from Charles Darwin

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Letter from Charles Darwin, likely written to Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden, thanking him for sending reports of two geological field studies conducted in the American West, including the region that became Yellowstone National Park.


  • Darwin, Charles 1809-1882
  • Hayden, F. V (Ferdinand Vandeveer) 1829-1887

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7177, Image No. SIA2016-009764

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  • 1875
  • May 2, 1875

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Yellowstone National Park


Letters (correspondence)

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SIA RU007177 [SIA2016-009764]

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