DANIEL CADY EATON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/04/1870 - HFSID 283592
Sale Price $180.00
DANIEL CADY EATON
Botanist Daniel Cady Eaton, one of the first professors of botany in the U. S., wrote this letter to his father, Major General Amos Beebe Eaton, from New Haven, Connecticut in 1870. In it, he talked about his daughter Bessy and his chickens.
Autograph letter signed "Daniel C. Eaton". 3 pages, 4¾x7¾, 1 sheet folded, front and verso. New Haven, Connecticut. March 4, 1870. In full: "My dear Father, If you could use the sort of currency we get here I am sure you would forgive me for again asking you to get me some clean currency- I enclose $10.00 and hope is not troubling you too much- We are all well now, and Bessy is learning very fast the things a little child should know- She goes up and down stairs alone, and has no falls - She is trying to sing - a thing which pleases us much- Fanny's baby has been ailing a little lately, but is much better now, and the other children are very good and sweet little one, Are you not coming here pretty soon to see all these little ones? Our chickens are doing well- We have had 773 eggs since Oct. 16th I have one hen now sitting on eleven eggs, and another one on four wooden eggs- I shall put good eggs under her tomorrow- Mason Weld is to get for me a dozen eggs from the best stock of Light Brahma's in the country-& I hope to have some very fine fowls to give you next autumn- Your affectionate son,". Daniel's father AMOS BEEBE EATON (1806-1877) was made Commissary General of the U. S. Army upon Brigadier General Joseph P. Taylor's retirement in 1864 and was brevetted a Major General on March 13, 1865. DANIEL CADY EATON (1834-1895) was one of the first professors of botany in the U. S., as well as Curator of the Yale Herbarium for 31 years. His books include the two-volume Ferns of North America. Eaton contributed botanical accounts to a number of geological surveys, as well. These included the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey (1848-1855), which set the border between the U. S. and Mexico after the Mexican-American War; Clarence King's Geological Survey (1867-1873), conducted in a 100-mile strip of land along that parallel between California and Wyoming; the Geographical Surveys West of the One Hundredth Meridian, conducted by George Wheeler; and the Geological Survey of California. Lightly toned, stained and creased. Ink transference touches signature and body of letter. Show-through touches body of letter but not signature. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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