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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Fr 235

Jules Marcou correspondence

Correspondence of French geologist Jules Marcou chiefly pertaining to personal matters.


  • 1837-1889

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.5 linear feet (1 box)

Contains letters to Marcou from friends and associates, many of them from France. Some of the letters concern his work and writings, but most pertain to personal matters. Also includes a few letters to Andrew E. Belknap from various correspondents.

Biographical / Historical

Jules Marcou was a French geologist who traveled and worked in the U.S. He wrote many articles and books on geological topics. Belknap was possibly a naturalist.


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. Letters to Jules Marcou
  2. II. Letters to Andrew E. Belknap

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*64M-147. Gift ofXimenes Bookshop, 5 Ashton Place, Cambridge, Mass.; received: 1965 Jan. 27.
Marcou, Jules, 1824-1898. Jules Marcou correspondence: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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