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Auguste Plée Sketchbook


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Plée, Auguste, 1787-1825

Auguste Plée was a French botanist, illustrator, and engraver.

The collection consists of microfilm strips and prints from microfilm of Auguste Plée's sketchbook of American and Canadian views and a long letter (with typed copy) to his family in France describing his journey in the United States and Canada in 1821 as a botanist for the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. Included are sketches of the Hudson River, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Quebec, Lake Champlain, and Niagara Falls.

The original sketchbook and letter are in the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France.

Microfilmed from Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in 1962. AM 17792.

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Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager '15 in 2013.

No appraisal information is available.

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Collection Inventory

Letter describing journey in U.S. and Canada, 1821 July 15. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Microfilm of the Letter and the Sketchbook, Views in U.S. and Canada, 1821. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Prints of Sketchbook from Microfilm, 1821. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Extra Prints of Sketchbook from Microfilm, 1821. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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