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Thacher, James (fl. 1840-1841) to James Mease

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06513.02 Author/Creator: Thacher, James (fl. 1840-1841) Place Written: Plymouth, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 January 1841 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25.5 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Introduces his grandson James Thacher Hodge who will be in Philadelphia for the winter working on a geological survey of Pennsylvania. Comments on having his portrait done. Mentions that a Miss Frazar has donated $500 to their society.

Background Information: Mease was a doctor who is best known for his writings, Picture of Philadelphia, and a Geological Account of the United States,1807, which was among the earliest geological treatises written ...by an American.See More

People: Thatcher, James, fl. 1840-1841
Mease, James, 1771-1846

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Letter of Introduction or RecommendationGeography and Natural HistorySurveyingArt, Music, Theater, and FilmCharity and PhilanthropyWomen's HistoryHealth and Medical

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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