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DeWitt Clinton Correspondence

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828.
Title: DeWitt Clinton Correspondence
Inclusive Dates: 1818
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Letter from New York Governor DeWitt Clinton.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828) was an American politician and naturalist who served as United States Senator and as the sixth Governor of New York; in the latter capacity, he was responsible for the construction of the Erie Canal.

Benjamin Silliman (1779-1864) was an American chemist, professor at Yale University (one of the first American professors of science), and the founder and editor of the American Journal of Science, America's longest continually published scientific journal.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The DeWitt Clinton Correspondence consists of signed handwritten letter from Governor Dewitt Clinton of New York to Professor Benjamin Silliman at Yale University, praising Silliman's new American Scientific Journal (today known as the American Journal of Science).

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828.
Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864.

Associated Titles

American journal of science.
American scientific journal.

Subjects

Science -- Periodicals -- Publishing.
Scientists -- United States.

Genres and Forms

Correspondence.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

DeWitt Clinton Correspondence,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2013.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 31 Jan 2014
Revision history:

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Inventory

Correspondence
SC 707 Silliman, Benjamin 16 Mar 1818

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