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Darwin Correspondence Project

John Cleves Symmes

1824–95

American army officer. West Point Military Academy graduate. Son of John Cleves Symmes (1780–1829). Invented iron bridges and variety of breech-loading fire arms.

Sources

Letter from J. C. Symmes, 6 February 1874

McBride 1869–71

New York Tribune, 24 March 1895, p. 7.

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