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Collection Reference Number GLC02794.111
From Archive Folder Tobias Lear papers 
Title Alexander Ball to Tobias Lear thanking him for protecting British interests
Date 30 September 1806
Author Ball, Alexander (fl. 1806)  
Recipient Lear, Tobias  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Ball thanks Lear for "the attention you have shewn to [the] interests of the British Government in the absence of their late consuls Falcon and Cartwright." He introduces the new British Consul, "W. Blanckley." Ball also thanks Lear for a gift of a "Horn of a Rhinoceros set in gold," mentions a return gift and the fact that Lear was planning to return to America. Attached to GLC 2794.094. Sir Alexander Ball was the governor at Malta. Docketed on p. 4.
Subjects Diplomacy  Government and Civics  Global History and Civics  Africa  Barbary Coast  Barbary Pirates  Barbary Wars  Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  Gift  Wildlife  
People Ball, Alexander (fl. 1806)  Lear, Tobias (1762-1816)  
Place written Malta
Theme Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs; Health & Medicine; Slavery & Abolition
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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