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Letter to James Morrow by Hugh Wilson, 1855 June 26

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ALS to James Morrow] Charleston. June 26, 1855. [1] p. Folded. With original envelope. Printed in Cole as Appendix XVIII: "A Letter Concerning Oriental Fowls Given by Dr. Morrow to a Breeder." This letter acknowledges the receipt of fowl, presumably from China or Japan, sent by Morrow to Hugh Wilson, a South Carolina breeder. Wilson plans to mount the birds and make their discovery known and asks Morrow for additional details regarding them. [COLE, p. 259.]


Arranged chronologically within two groups: Perry Expedition material, Morrow biographical material.

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Processing Information

This collection was processed by John Delaney in January 2012. Finding aid written by John Delaney in January 2012, based on the dealer's descriptions.

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Credit this material:

Letter to James Morrow by Hugh Wilson; James H. Morrow Papers, C1414, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Existence and Location of Copies

Part of Morrow's journal and other Morrow material related to Perry's expedition to Japan was published in A Scientist with Perry in Japan: The Journal of Dr. James Morrow (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 1947), edited by Allan B. Cole.

Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858.