During The Civil War, Bache Writes To Express His Support For A Benefit To Be Held For Wives And Children Of Volunteer Soldiers

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Alexander D. Bache (1806 - 1867). Physicist, scientist, surveyor. As superintendent of the United States coast survey, he conducted detailed mappings of the United States coastline and constructed coastal fortifications. ALS. 1 page. 5" x 8". "To Mrs. B. B. French for committee; I shall be most happy to contribute in aid of the Fair which you propose to hold for aid to the wives & children of the District volunteers, & will use my influence with the officers of the Coast Survey for the same purpose. Yours respectfully, A. D. Bache". Mounted to a larger autograph album sheet. Some light mounting discoloration at left margin. Fine.