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Wigglesworth, Edward (1732-1794) to William Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01236 Author/Creator: Wigglesworth, Edward (1732-1794) Place Written: Cambridge, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 17 October 1781 Pagination: 2 p.

Summary of Content: Indicates that he has enclosed copies of a vote of thanks from Harvard College to Granville Sharp for a donation to the library that was conveyed through Knox (see GLC02437.01220). Asks that when Knox arrives in France he send thanks to Sharp, who lives in London. Requests that the communication be sent in way that does not expose Sharp "to political resentment." Also mentions that Harvard has not acquired any British publications since 1774 and asks that Knox attempt to procure some while in Europe. Wigglesworth was president of Harvard College.

People: Wigglesworth, Edward, 1732-1794
Knox, William, 1756-1795
Sharp, Granville, 1735-1813

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: EducationLibraryLiterature and Language ArtsCharity and PhilanthropyFranceTravelGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyBook SellingRevolutionary WarPoliticsAbolitionReform Movement

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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