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DANIEL CADY EATON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/30/1870 - HFSID 283590

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. Autograph letter signed "Daniel C. Eaton.". 4 pages, 5x7¾, 1 sheet folded, front and verso.

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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.
Autograph letter signed "Daniel C. Eaton.". 4 pages, 5x7¾, 1 sheet folded, front and verso. New Haven, Connecticut, Nov. 30, 1870. Addressed to General Eaton. In full: "My dear Father, I am very glad you are well and happy, and regret that Mother has had a series of headaches - My wife seems to be quite rid of her headaches, and is now better in health and stronger than for three of four year past. Mr. & Mrs. Ketcham are coming up this week to make their home & headquarters with us until their new house on the lot west of our house shall be completed- The stable is already begun,& Mr- K. hopes to get his cellar-wall,for the house, laid up this coming moth. It will be some care to Carrie to have her Father and mother here so many months, but she and I are both very glad to have a chance to show them some practical kindness. Nelly has declined Carrie's invitation to visit her, saying that she is too sad to see any one- I really feel very anxious about Nelly; she seems to make no effort to control her feelings, &may find herself at last unable to do so- Fanny & her children are very well- My children are doing well- Bessy found a little compass today, & I had to tell her all about it, & she understood enough to tell the servants that it was to find ones way with on the ocean ,& that I pointed to the North Star 'that stays, while the other stars all go round & round & round & round'. Ever your loving son-".Daniel'sfather 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, soiled and creased. Show-through touches signature and body of letter. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.

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