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Howland, Joseph (1749-1836) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00001 Author/Creator: Howland, Joseph (1749-1836) Place Written: Norwich, Connecticut Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 October 1770 Pagination: 2 p. + addr + docket 24.5cm x 19.5cm

Summary of Content: Describes traveling to Norwich, Connecticut. Comments on the town, its trade, and dances (including the attending ladies). Howland was a friend of Knox's from Boston. He was a ship owner and became a prominent citizen in Norwich.

Background Information:

People: Howland, Joseph, 1749-1836
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: TravelMerchants and TradeCommerceArt, Music, Theater, and FilmWomen's History

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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