Scope and Contents: The William Chauvenet Letters contains letters to, from, and about Chauvenet, and an undated partial letter from William Greenleaf Eliot to an unknown recipient. The recipients of letters written by Chauvenet include: Kate Hemple Chauvenet (wife), William Greenleaf Eliot and "William." Letters written to Chauvenet are from the following: William Grealeaf Eliot, William Marc Chauvenet (father), Benjamin Silliman, J.H. Coffin, B.A. Gould, Mary Quincy, and J. Hugh. A letter written about Chauvenet was written from J.J. Reynolds to W.F. Hopkins.