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[Letter] 1824 September 1, London [to] Robert Gilmore / John James Audubon.

Title: [Letter] 1824 September 1, London [to] Robert Gilmore / John James Audubon.
Personal Author: Audubon, John James, 1785-1851.
Date: 1824 September 1.
Extent: [1] leaf.
Dimensions: 25 x 40 cm. folded to 25 x 20 cm.
General Note: Handwritten note at the bottom of the recto states that Audubon is the artist and author of that "superb work" Birds of America.
Abstract: Audubon requests the "privilege of presenting to your acquaintance" his dear friend Edward Deerman, his worthy friend at Liverpool and a partner in the highly respected Rathbone Brothers' firm. Audubon states that the gentleman himself will "open his mercantile views to you" and asks for Gilman's kind attention or advice. The son of a mercantile agent himself, Audubon was born in Haiti and emigrated to America, settling in Philadelphia in 1803. He traveled in the South, journeying up the Mississippi River, painting birds in their natural settings. He published his work as Birds of America (1827-38) going on to publish as well Ornithological Biography (1831-39) before settling on his estate in New York City.
Personal Subject: Audubon, John James, 1785-1851 -- Correspondence
Deerman, Edward
Gilmore, Robert.
Corporate Subject: Rathbone Brothers.
Subject: Science--History--19th century.
Recipient: Gilmore, Robert.

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