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Robert Fulton letter to Robert R. Livingston, dated New York, 29 August 1807

Catalog Data

Correspondent:
Fulton, Robert 1765-1815  Search this
Addressee:
Livingston, Robert R. 1746-1813  Search this
Former owner:
Lende, H. W. Jr. DSI  Search this
Author:
H.W. Lende, Jr. Manuscript Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 sheet, folded (3 unnumbered pages) ; 33 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Manuscripts (documents)
Place:
Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)
New York (State)
Date:
1807
Notes:
Title supplied by cataloger.
Autograph letter signed, handwritten in black ink on unlined paper with a self-envelope, postmark, and remnants of a wax seal.
"New York Saturday the 28th [that is, 29th] of August 1807"--Page 1.
Robert Fulton was an American engineer and inventor who is widely credited with developing a commercially successful steamboat.
SCDIRB copy (barcode 39088020039079) is the gift of H.W. Lende, Jr. and has Lende accession number F-17.
SCDIRB copy has source: Swann Galleries, New York, Sale no. 1657, Lot no. 9, April 21, 1994.
SCDIRB copy is housed in an archival box together with other manuscripts from the H.W. Lende, Jr. Manuscript Collection, filed in Dibner accession number order.
Summary:
Letter to Livingston describing preparations and plans to establish a commercial New York-Albany route on the Hudson River following the successful first voyage of their steamboat.
Topic:
River steamers  Search this
Steamboats--History  Search this
Call number:
MSS 002062 A
Restrictions & Rights:
Use by appointment with Dibner Library staff.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1101466