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Collection Reference Number GLC07532
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1817 
Title John Adams to Samuel Latham Mitchill regarding archaeological matters
Date 7 February 1817
Author Adams, John (1735-1826)  
Recipient Mitchill, Samuel L. (Samuel Latham)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects President  Science and Technology  Classical World and Ancient Civilization  Middle East  Religion  Monument  Literature and Language Arts  
People Adams, John (1735-1826)  Mitchill, Samuel L. (Samuel Latham) (1764-1831)  
Place written Quincy, Massachusetts
Theme Science, Technology, Invention; Religion; Education
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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