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Rivington, James (1724-1802) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00136 Author/Creator: Rivington, James (1724-1802) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 April 1774 Pagination: 1p. +addr.+docket. 31.5 cm. x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Indicates that he has enclosed a print that he wants Paul Revere to engrave immediately. Explains that he needs the engraving for a fold-out in a copy of Cook's Voyage he is printing. Rivington was a bookseller, printer, and journalist who came to America in 1760. He published Rivington's New-York Gazetteer.

People: Rivington, James, 1724-1802
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Revere, Paul, 1735-1818

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PrintingArt, Music, Theater, and FilmFrontiers and ExplorationLiterature and Language ArtsBook SellingCommerceMerchants and Trade

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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