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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|The Henry Knox Papers  October-December 1788
|Henry Knox to James Bowdoin about leaving New York and the admission of two Spaniards to the Academy of Arts and Sciences
|23 November 1788
|Knox, Henry (1750-1806)
|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."
|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
|Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Bowdoin, James (1726-1790) Almodovar del Rio, Pedro Francisco Jimenez de Gongora y Lujan, Duque de (1727-1794)
|Arts & Literature; Science, Technology, Invention; Education; Foreign Affairs
|The Henry Knox Papers
|"Duque de Almondovar" likely refers to the VII Marqués de Almodóvar del Río, Pedro Francisco Ximénez de Góngora y Luján (1727-1794).
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
|James Bowdoin to Henry Knox agreeing to proposed admission of Spanish nobles to Academy of Arts and Sciences