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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.00053
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0006] January-May 1773 
Title Andrew Oliver to Henry Knox regarding book orders
Date 19 April 1773
Author Oliver, Andrew (1731-1799)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Business and financial document
Content Description Written on same sheet as Knox's reply to Oliver's last letter (see GLC02437.00046), in which Oliver requested a new copy of the Nautical Almanac for 1774 because pages were missing. Knox promises to return Oliver's Almanac to him with a fixed page. Oliver acknowledges Knox's response and requests some additional books. Among them are the annual registers for 1771 and 1772, "A Treatise of Artificial Magnets," "Tables of Time," "Pilgrim's Progress," and the 5th volume in "A General Dictionary Historical and Critical," which Oliver lost in a house fire in 1760. Oliver one of the founders of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Philosophical Society. He published an "Essay on Comets" the previous year.
Subjects Merchants and Trade  Commerce  Journalism  Book Selling  Maritime  Science and Technology  Literature and Language Arts  Disaster  
People Oliver, A. (Andrew) (1731-1799)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Salem, Massachusetts
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Education; Science, Technology, Invention; Arts & Literature
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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