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Edward Hitchcock's Letter to Benjamin Silliman November 13, 1843

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Edward Hitchcock writes to Benjamin Silliman asking him not to print his communication about bird tracks, as he hopes "to avoid anything personal" in regard to Pliny Moody, who discovered the tracks and had asked Hitchcock to correct his statements in area newspapers. Since Hitchcock planned to write a history of the tracks for the Geological Association, he suggests that Silliman might want to instead include that in his Journal of American Science. Hitchcock also mentions an analysis of wines he has written and wonders if Silliman would like to include that in the journal.

Edward Hitchcock
November 13, 1843
Courtesy of:
Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers, Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library