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A partial diary of this trip, 1891-92 is preserved, some letters and other papers and documents regarding his official duties at the Academy. Writings and personalia complete the collection.
List of signers: Binder, Jacob, n. do; Bryant, Henry G. 1893; Hart, Gavin W.; Heilprin, Angelo (9) 1892-94; Morris, Charles, n.d.; Nolan, E. J. (2) 1892.
Senator, judge, cotton planter and naturalist, he opened his home in Claiborne, Alabama to many explorers and collectors who were passing through. Elected a correspondent of the Academy in 1832, he, several times, attended courses of lectures at the Academy of Natural Sciences, as he did also in New Haven.
This collection represents a specially prepared copy of Volume 15 of the Journal of the Academy, second series, 1912. The original letterpress copy is used as a base with interleaving and manuscript material inserted by the Recording Secretary, E. J. Nolan and presented to the Academy. The inserts consist of portraits, photographs, letters, reports, reminiscences, news clippings and many miscellaneous items. A total of 43 photographs, 53 letters, and 31 other items complete the volume.
Originally assembled by Torrey as an autograph collection from which a series was chosen for the Academy, perhaps purchased by John Redfield who combined it with the Elias Durand collection of 109 letters and enlarged it to the present proportions. Most of the letters are dated 1809-1859, with six earlier and two later ones. A typescript index and a microfilm copy of the originals are on file, Analyzed from A through J only.
The collection includes letters, reports, both administrative and scientific, lists of specimens taken and observed, photographs of the staff, equipment and area traversed. Original outline map of expedition routes drawn by R. E. Peary. Much information about the part played by the Academy of Natural Sciences, is preserved in its Publicity Scrapbooks. Peary flag, previously on display in the Museum, has been added to this collection.