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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to James Manning

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03158 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 June 1785 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.2 x 19.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Knox transmits books donated from Granville Sharp in London to Rhode Island College (present-day Brown University). Informs Manning, President of Rhode Island College, that these books were previously in William Knox's care but William was "prevented by sickness from coming out to America" (William suffered from mental illness). Notes that the books were damaged in transit. Reminds Manning to send a line to Sharp acknowledging receipt of the books.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Manning, James, 1738-1791
Sharp, Granville, 1735-1813

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralCharity and PhilanthropyLibraryEducationAbolitionLiterature and Language ArtsChildren and FamilyMental HealthHealth and Medical

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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