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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to W. Fennel

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10309 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Manuscript letter signed Date: 12 May 1794 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 35.8 x 25.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses Fennel's "proposed course of lectures" about philosophy. Writes that "[t]he matter and manner of your lectures will I am persuaded by highly entertaining and instructive ... " Several waterstains make a portion of the writing illegible. Watermarked "J Watt & C Patent Copying/Sold by J Woodmason/London." Letterpress copy.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Fennel, W., fl. 1794

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Literature and Language ArtsEducationPhilosophy

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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