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James William Abert Papers,1861-1893

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James William Abert Papers




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

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Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], James William Abert Papers, 1861-1893, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


12 v.

Scope and Content

Army officer and university professor. Journal, writings, notebooks, sketchbooks, a few letters, and other papers. Includes sketchbooks of drawings made in Italy and Paris in 1861; a journal of Abert's service as topographical engineer in the U.S. Army under Generals Robert Patterson and Nathaniel P. Banks in the Shenandoah Valley, letters and orders from Abert's superiors, testifying to his services in the Mexican and Civil Wars; a notebook containing engineering memoranda; note on the Battle of Fredericksburg; maps of mining regions of southwestern Colorado; botanical sketchbooks, 1870-1874; miscellaneous notebook and sketchbook,1871; reprints of articles contributed by Abert to the Cincinnati Society of Natural History, 1884 -1890; sketchbook of miscellaneous pencil and water-color sketches, 1893, and notes for an article entitled Pleasure grounds for the public. Card index in repository


  • Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894-- Correspondence.
  • Botany-- Pictorial works.
  • Botany-- History-- Sources.
  • Colorado-- Maps, Physical.
  • Fredericksburg (Va.), Battle of, 1862-- Sources.
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848-- Sources.
  • Mines and mineral resources-- Colorado-- History-- Sources.
  • Parks-- United States-- History-- Sources.
  • Patterson, Robert, 1792-1881-- Correspondence.
  • Strother, David Hume, 1816-1888.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Personal narratives.

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