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Charles Felton Pidgin Correspondence on Aaron Burr


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Pidgin, Charles Felton, 1844-1923

Charles Felton Pidgin was an American inventor of statistical tabulating machines and author, primarily, of fiction.

The collection consists primarily of letters to Pidgin relating to his study of Aaron Burr. Correspondents include Edward Everett Hale, Charles Burr Todd, James Parton, Sarah Jane Lippincott, Varnum Lansing Collins, Moncure Daniel Conway, Rossiter Johnson, John Alexander Joyce, Eugene Didier, Philip Alexander Bruce, Lillie Devereux Blake, Walter Flavius McCaleb, William Pickens, William Leete Stone, and Alexander Wilder. Several descendents of Aaron Burr are among the correspondents, offering both family reminiscences and encouragement to the author.


Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence relating to his study of Aaron Burr, 1844-1923. 5 folders.
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5 folders

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