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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04033
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0086] October-December 1788 
Title Henry Knox to James Bowdoin about leaving New York and the admission of two Spaniards to the Academy of Arts and Sciences
Date 23 November 1788
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Bowdoin, James  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written in the third person and signed in text. Informs Bowdoin that he will depart for New York on 24 November, and offers to transmit letters to Lady Temple. Notes that the "Marquis de Santa Cruz, and Duque de Almodovar are the [Grandees] of Spain who would be highly flattered by being admitted to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences."
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Diplomacy  Global History and Civics  Art, Music, Theater, and Film  Literature and Language Arts  Women's History  Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Bowdoin, James (1726-1790)  Almodovar del Rio, Pedro Francisco Jimenez de Gongora y Lujan, Duque de (1727-1794)  
Theme Arts & Literature; Science, Technology, Invention; Education; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information "Duque de Almondovar" likely refers to the VII Marqués de Almodóvar del Río, Pedro Francisco Ximénez de Góngora y Luján (1727-1794).
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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