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Gardoqui y Arriquibar, Diego (1735-1798) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03946 Author/Creator: Gardoqui y Arriquibar, Diego (1735-1798) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 July 1786 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 22.3 x 18.8 cm.

Gardoqui writes, "A Lover of literature in our Spanish America desires me to send him such Books [as] are good & worth reading..." Seeks Knox's advice on what books to buy. Docket indicates that this letter was written 24 July 1786; a pencil note at the top of page one indicates the year as 1788. Docket states that this letter is from "D D de Gardoqui."

Gardoqui was a Spanish merchant and diplomat.

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