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Brown, Christopher (fl. 1772-1774) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00017 Author/Creator: Brown, Christopher (fl. 1772-1774) Place Written: London, England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 October 1772 Pagination: 1 p. + addr. + docket 27.1 cm. x 18.6 cm.

Reports the shipment of the month's supply of magazines and review publications to Knox from Thomas Longman, with Brown writing on Longman's behalf. Explains that "The Grand Imperial" doesn't produce regular issues, but that he sent what had come in by that date. Longman was a London bookseller.

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