Rivington, James (1724-1802) to Henry Knox
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00128 Author/Creator: Rivington, James (1724-1802) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 17 March 1774 Pagination: 2p. +addr.+docket. 31.6 cm. x 20.2 cm.
Discusses their business relationship. Asks Knox to have Paul Revere send him the prices of engraving plates titled the Storm and the Head. Asks if Knox wants his named placed in books Rivington was printing and indicates that he is sending some books to Knox. Mentions that he is printing children's books and discusses possible orders and pricing for the books. Gives text of an advertisement for books he wants Knox to place in the newspapers. Rivington was a bookseller, printer, and journalist who came to America in 1760. He published Rivington's New-York Gazetteer.
In reference to a bookplate for a book titled Voyages says "â€¦ Pray desire Mr Revere to send me the price of such a plate as the Storm and also of the Head & hen[.] long he will be employed in executing each of them."
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