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Manuscript/Mixed Material Joseph J. Roberts letter, Monrovia, Liberia, to Theodore Dwight, President of the American Ethnological Society First line of letter: I have the honor of your favor, dated May 3. 1863 -- evidently a mistake in the month -- handed to me a few days ago by President Benson / I have the honor of your favor, dated May 3. 1863 -- evidently a mistake in the month -- handed to me a few days ago by President Benson

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Title

  • Joseph J. Roberts letter, Monrovia, Liberia, to Theodore Dwight, President of the American Ethnological Society

Other Title

  • First line of letter: I have the honor of your favor, dated May 3. 1863 -- evidently a mistake in the month -- handed to me a few days ago by President Benson
  • I have the honor of your favor, dated May 3. 1863 -- evidently a mistake in the month -- handed to me a few days ago by President Benson

Summary

  • Autograph letter, signed, from J. J. Roberts to Theodore Dwight about the Arabic manuscript received from President Benson that created a favorable impression and expressing support for the suggestion to the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions of distributing Arabic books and tracts through Liberia to African tribes. Roberts also expresses his gratitude for the diploma he received from the American Ethnological Society sent through Reverend Pinney and assures Dwight that Roberts will be able to procure more Arabic manuscripts in a few months.

Names

  • Roberts, Joseph J. (Joseph Jenkins), 1809-1876, correspondent
  • Dwight, Theodore, 1796-1866, recipient, addressee
  • Benson, Stephen Allen, 1816-1865, associated name
  • Pinney, John Brooke, 1806-1882, associated name
  • Rothman, Adam, 1971- transcriber
  • American Ethnological Society, associated name
  • American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, associated name
  • Omar ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • Monrovia, Liberia : 1863 May 25.

Headings

  • -  Dwight, Theodore,--1796-1866--Correspondence
  • -  Roberts, Joseph J.--(Joseph Jenkins),--1809-1876--Correspondence
  • -  Manuscripts--Washington (D.C.)
  • -  Liberia--Monrovia

Notes

  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  Title devised by Library staff.
  • -  Transcription provided by Dr. Adam Rothman available online.

Medium

  • 1 sheet (2 pages) ; 25 x 20 cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • E445.N8 O43, no. 7

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2018662606

Online Format

  • online text
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Roberts, Joseph J. , Correspondent, Theodore Dwight, Stephen Allen Benson, John Brooke Pinney, Adam Rothman, Associated Name American Ethnological Society, Associated Name American Board Of Commissioners For Foreign Missions, and Omar Ibn Said Collection. Joseph J. Roberts letter, Monrovia, Liberia, to Theodore Dwight, President of the American Ethnological Society. Monrovia, Liberia:, 1863. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/2018662606/.

APA citation style:

Roberts, J. J., Dwight, T., Benson, S. A., Pinney, J. B., Rothman, A., American Ethnological Society, A. N. [...] Omar Ibn Said Collection. (1863) Joseph J. Roberts letter, Monrovia, Liberia, to Theodore Dwight, President of the American Ethnological Society. Monrovia, Liberia:. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018662606/.

MLA citation style:

Roberts, Joseph J. , Correspondent, et al. Joseph J. Roberts letter, Monrovia, Liberia, to Theodore Dwight, President of the American Ethnological Society. Monrovia, Liberia:, 1863. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2018662606/>.