The full content of this document is only available to subscribing institutions. More information can be found via

Collection Reference Number GLC02437.01236
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0034] October 1781 
Title Edward Wigglesworth to William Knox about matters concerning Harvard College
Date 17 October 1781
Author Wigglesworth, Edward (1732-1794)  
Recipient Knox, William  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Indicates that he has enclosed copies of a vote of thanks from Harvard College to Granville Sharp for a donation to the library that was conveyed through Knox (see GLC02437.01220). Asks that when Knox arrives in France he send thanks to Sharp, who lives in London. Requests that the communication be sent in way that does not expose Sharp "to political resentment." Also mentions that Harvard has not acquired any British publications since 1774 and asks that Knox attempt to procure some while in Europe. Wigglesworth was president of Harvard College.
Subjects Education  Library  Literature and Language Arts  Charity and Philanthropy  France  Travel  Global History and Civics  Book Selling  Revolutionary War  Politics  Abolition  Reform Movement  
People Wigglesworth, Edward (1732-1794)  Knox, William (1756-1795)  Sharp, Granville (1735-1813)  
Place written Cambridge, Massachusetts
Theme Education; Arts & Literature
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
Related documents At a meeting of the Corporation of Harvard College