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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1817
|John Adams to Samuel Latham Mitchill regarding archaeological matters
|7 February 1817
|Adams, John (1735-1826)
|Mitchill, Samuel L. (Samuel Latham)
|Adams in retirement to Mitchill, a well-known scientist from New York City. Their correspondence deals with archaeological findings. From the docket they are discussing "Babylonian bricks." Asks when a monument to Daniel, the Biblical prophet, was erected and by whom. Also is curious about the ancient language inscribed on it; mentions Hebrew, Egyptian Hieroglyphics, and Chaldean. Says if he was 50 years younger he would accompany him to figure out the problem. Adams spelled the name "Mitchell" at the bottom of the page.
|President Science and Technology Classical World and Ancient Civilization Middle East Religion Monument Literature and Language Arts
|Adams, John (1735-1826) Mitchill, Samuel L. (Samuel Latham) (1764-1831)
|Science, Technology, Invention; Religion; Education
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859