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Edward Hitchcock letter to Benjamin Silliman, 1863 August 26

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Title:
Edward Hitchcock letter to Benjamin Silliman, 1863 August 26
Description:
A letter to Benjamin Silliman in which Edward Hitchcock thanks Silliman for his condolences on Orra White Hitchcock's death and discusses his own ill health. Hitchcock writes that despite his failing health he has been able to edit a book he wrote a few years ago titled "Reminiscences of Amherst College." Silliman has written on the final page of the letter that it is likely Hitchcock's last letter to him "as he is in extreme ill health and over 70."
Creator:
Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864
Recipient:
Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864
Date:
April 26, 1863
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Location:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Box 5 Folder 18 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers
Subjects:
Correspondence
Geologists
Health
Death and burial
Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864
Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864
Hitchcock, Orra White, 1796-1863
1800-1899
Places:
United States
Extent:
1 item (4 pages)
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Terms of Use:
Public Domain: This material has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. While Amherst College Archives & Special Collections claims no rights or authority over this material, we do ask that any publication or use of this material cite the Archives & Special Collections at Amherst College as the source of the images and the repository where the original documents can be found.
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Place of origin:
Amherst (Mass.)
Language:
English