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Label
1804
Inclusive dates
1804
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1804, of Benjamin Crowninshield (1782-1864), a student at the College of William and Mary, consisting of: a) a letter, 9 May 1804, from Dr. Benjamin Lynde Oliver (1760-1835) of Salem, Massachusetts, to Crowninshield, inquiring after some old friends in Williamsburg, Virginia, and commenting on Bishop James Madison (1749-1812); b) a letter, 18 May 1804, from William Pynchon Oliver (1785-1807) of Salem to Crowninshield regarding a story by Crowninshield, discussing liberty, and containing information on Stephen Decatur and the Navy in Tripoli; and c) letter, 30 May, from Crowninshield to Benjamin Oliver containing news of Oliver's friends, the condition and state of repair of the organ in Bruton Parish Church, and comments on galvanism (electricity), experiements regarding Isaac Newton's (1642-1727) theory of light, and a pump
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Biographical or historical data
Benjamin Crowninshield was born in 1782 in Salem, Massachusetts, to Benjamin Crowninshield (1758-1836) and Mary Lambert (b. ca. 1762). He attended both Harvard University and the College of William and Mary, but had to leave each school. Crowninshield was known as "Philosopher Ben" to distinguish him from his father and from his cousin Benjamin Williams Crowninshield (1772-1851) who was Secretary of the Navy from 1814 to 1818. Crowninshield died in December 1864.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
Label
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
5
Immediate source of acquisition
Freeman, Douglas Southall
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000487578
Reproduction note
Photostats (positive)
Type of unit
leaves.

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