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[[image: seal of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 
March 1, 1849]]

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE 
WASHINGTON 25, D.C. 

IN REPLY TO: ^[[D6215-IBM]]
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March 6, 1959 

Jacques Seligman & Co., Inc. 
5 East 57th Street 
New York City, New York 

Gentlemen: 

The Branch of Museums is at present gathering material for exhibit purposes at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, in Missouri. It is intended to include a number of lithographs and engravings of individuals and historic actions, if possible, illustrative of the story of territorial expansion by the United States. 

We would like to explore the possibility that your collections presently contain one or more of the subjects listed below, contemporary to the periods noted, that could be obtained on approval, so that their suitability for inclusion in the exhibits can be determined. If you do have material, please let us know what is available, and what the costs are, including mailing charges. The prints desired are: 

1. Louis XIV (1638-1715) 
2. Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) 
3. Napoleon I (1769-1821) 
4. Robert Livingston (1654-1725) 
5. Duc de Talleyrand (1754-1838) 
6. Marquis de Barbe-Marbois (1745-1837) 
7. Toussaint L'Ouverture (1743-1803) 
8. George Rogers Clark (1752-1818) 
9. View of Napoleon's Grand Camp at Boulogna 
10. View of Napoleon's invasion scheme against England, ca. 1802. 
11. View of the U.S. Capitol, ca. 1803. 
12. View of the Attack on Quebec or Louisberg (French and Indian War) 
13. View showing French assistance during American Revolutionary Battles. 

We would appreciate any suggestions you may be able to give us respecting additional sources to contact, either here or in Europe, that might be expected to have pertinent material. 

Sincerely yours, 
^[[singature]]
Joseph F. Winkler 
Museum Curator, Branch of Museums 

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