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Description: In this autograph letter signed, Holmes writes to American geologist Albert Charles Peale in full: “The following passed the Senate today. ‘For the continuation of the geological & geographical survey of the territories. For F. V. Hayden $75,000 to continue the work westward toward the Green and Colorado Rivers. To J. W. Powell in Utah $15,000 under the direction of the Sect. of the Interior’ also 35,000 for engraving. Truly yours, W. H. H.    Sullivan will attend to that business.”

Written from U.S.G.S.  on a postcard with a Washington, D.C. cancellation and addressed to Peale in Philadelphia. 5 1/8″ x 3″. Item #A01635

William Henry Holmes (1846-1933), American explorer, archeologist, artist, geologist and museum director, was part of the Hayden Survey of 1872. He worked with the U.S. Geological Survey until 1889, after which he held numerous prominent positions, including Director of the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Albert Charles Peale (1849-1914), American geologist and paleobotanist, worked with the U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories and, later, the U.S. National Museum.

Condition: Light soil, otherwise very good.