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Thodal (fl. 1791) [Certificate issued by the Royal Icelandic Literary Society] [In Icelandic]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.807.05.01 Author/Creator: Thodal (fl. 1791) Place Written: Iceland Type: Document signed Date: 13 September 1791 Pagination: 1 p. ; 52.5 x 39.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Countersigned signed by J. Johnson. States "Instituted for the promotion, extension, and advancement of useful knowledge in Iceland. We have chosen, and elected, and by this diploma do check and elect, the respectable, and well educated John Lorimer; Doctor of physic, and Fellow of the Society for the promotion of natural knowledge in London, a fellow of our Select Society..." Includes a Society seal. Possibly created in Reykjavík. Refer to GLC 1450.807.05.02 for an English translation, original written in Icelandic.

Background Information: Lauritz Andreas Thodal served as Governor of Iceland 1770-1785.

People: Thodal, Lauritz Andreas, 1718?-1808
Johnson, J., fl. 1791
Lorimer, John, 1732-1795

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Global History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyLiterature and Language ArtsScience and TechnologyHealth and Medical

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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