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Title
Letter to the Earl of Buchan
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Buchan, Earl of (Recipient)
Rush, Benjamin (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series VII. The Signers to the Declaration of Independence

The Signers to the Declaration of Independence: Pennsylvania, Part I.

Dates / Origin
Place: Philadelphia, Pa.
Date Created: 1806-10-22
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
Genres
Documents
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical Description
Lithograph fac-simile of an A. L. S. in possession of R. C. Davis Esq. Phila. 2 pp. Fo. With a wood engraving, Drawn from memory by C. A. Poulson. "Shippen Mansion" Res. of Dr. B. Rush, at the time of his death. No. 98 South 4th. Street Philada
Description
He has deferred answering the letter by Dr. [Nathaniel] Chapman, because the box made of the tree which sheltered Wallace was stolen on the road, and he has vainly tried to recover it; he deeply regrets the loss of the gift; congratulates Buchan on the elevation of his brother [Lord Erskine] to the Chancellorship; the latter's son [David Montagu Erskine] will be received with open arms as minister to the United States; the Palmer family, recommended by Buchan, are doing well; Major [David] Lenox's family often talk of Buchan's friendliness to them.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 276053
Calendar number: EM. 2905
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f323afb0-0022-0130-4a54-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1806: Place
  • 1828: Creator Born
  • 1919: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to the Earl of Buchan" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bac0a75c-24dd-b981-e040-e00a18067fd9

Chicago/Turabian Format

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APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Letter to the Earl of Buchan