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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.08262 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: circa 1771-1806 Pagination: 1 p. ; 28.6 x 9.9 cm.

Summary of Content: List of items, including books on geography, grammar, electricity, Pilgrim's Progress, copy books, Aesop's fables, and others.

Background Information: Circa date range established from the year Henry Knox opened his bookstore to the year of his death.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Book SellingGeography and Natural HistoryLiterature and Language ArtsEducation ReformScience and TechnologyMerchants and Trade

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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