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Bowdoin, James (1726-1790) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04034 Author/Creator: Bowdoin, James (1726-1790) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter Date: 24 November 1788 Pagination: 1 p. ; 19.9 x 15.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Agrees to propose the admission of two Spanish noblemen to the Academy of Arts and Sciences based on Knox's request (GLC02437.04033). Asks Knox to inform him of their titles and "literary character." The Spanish noblemen are the Marquis de Santa Cruz and the Duque de Almondovar (the VII Marqués de Almodóvar del Río, Pedro Francisco Ximénez de Góngora y Luján).

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Bowdoin, James, 1726-1790
Almodovar del Rio, Pedro Francisco Jimenez de Gongora y Lujan, duque de, 1727-1794

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralDiplomacyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyArt, Music, Theater, and FilmLiterature and Language ArtsLetter of Introduction or Recommendation

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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