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Bird, Nathaniel (fl. 1774-1790) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00176 Author/Creator: Bird, Nathaniel (fl. 1774-1790) Place Written: Newport, Rhode Island Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 August 1774 Pagination: 2p.+addr.+docket. 18.7 cm. x 15.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Places an order for multiple copies of several plays, listed at the bottom of the first page. In a post script asks for a discount for "ready cash" and requests a catalogue of plays.

People: Bird, Nathaniel, fl. 1774-1790
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Book SellingMerchants and TradeCommerceLiterature and Language ArtsArt, Music, Theater, and FilmFinance

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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