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Oliver, Andrew (1731-1799) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00046 Author/Creator: Oliver, Andrew (1731-1799) Place Written: Salem, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 March 1773 Pagination: 1p. +addr.+docket. 16.1 cm. x 16.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Returns a copy of the Nautical Almanac for 1774 because it is missing pages containing calculations of the eclipses of Jupiter's satellites for the month of May. He wishes to exchange it for a complete one. Oliver one of the founders of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Philosophical Society. He published an "Essay on Comets" the previous year.

People: Oliver, A. (Andrew), 1731-1799
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: JournalismFinanceMaritimeBook SellingScience and TechnologyMerchants and TradeCommerce

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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