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Matthew Fontaine Maury

Military, Scientist (14-Jan-1806 — 1-Feb-1873)


Jaquelin Ambler Caskie. Life and Letters of Matthew Fontaine Maury. Richmond, VA: Richmond Press. 1928. 191pp.

Diana Fontaine Maury Corbin. A Life of Matthew Fontaine Maury. London, England: Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington. 1888. 326pp.

Hildegarde Hawthorne. Matthew Fontaine Maury: Trail Maker of the Seas. New York: Longmans, Green and Co.. 1943. 226pp.

Chester G. Hearn. Tracks in the Sea: Matthew Fontaine Maury and the Mapping of the Oceans. Camden, ME: International Marine/McGraw-Hill. 2002. 278pp.

Patricia Jahns. Matthew Fontaine Maury & Joseph Henry: Scientists of the Civil War. New York City: Hastings House. 1961. 308pp.

Charles Lee Lewis. Matthew Fontaine Maury: The Pathfinder of the Seas. Annapolis, MD: US Naval Institute. 1927. 264pp.

Warren F. Spencer. The Confederate Navy in Europe. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press. 1983. 268pp.

John Walter Wayland. The Pathfinder of the Seas: The Life of Matthew Fontaine Maury. Richmond, VA: Garrett & Massie. 1930. 191pp.

Frances Leigh Williams. Matthew Fontaine Maury: Scientist of the Sea. Rutgers University Press. 1963. 720pp.


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