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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Henry Jackson Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05699 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 November 1792 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.8 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Hopes his son is well and happy. Explains that it is very difficult to send the books that he had requested by post and to "apply to your uncle [Henry] Jackson for elegant extracts in prose, and verse the last edition - "

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Knox, Henry Jackson, 1780-1832
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralChildren and FamilyLiterature and Language ArtsEducationLibrary

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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