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MS 7310 Material concerning a Roman sarcophagus

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Creator:
Casanowicz, Immanuel M.  Search this
Correspondent:
Elliott, Jesse D. (Jesse Duncan), 1782-1845  Search this
Harwood, A., Admiral  Search this
Gregory, H. D.  Search this
Addressee:
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878  Search this
Rhees, William Jones, 1830-1907  Search this
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Names:
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845  Search this
Severus Alexander, Emperor of Rome, 208-235  Search this
Extent:
14 Pages
Culture:
Roman  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Catalog cards
Letters
Date:
1916 (part)
Scope and Contents:
Includes notes; abstracts from letters of Commodore Jesse D. Elliott to the National Institute; Admiral A. Harwood to Joseph Henry; andH. D. Gregory to William J. Rhees; and a letter probably from Casanowicz to William Henry Holmes, March 27, 1916.
Biographical / Historical:
The sarcophagus was obtained in 1839 at Beirut by Commander J. D. Elliott (whose flag ship was the Constitution). It was the container for the remains of the Roman Emperor Alexander Severus. It was intended for the remains of Andrew Jackson, but he declined its use.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7310
Topic:
Sarcophagi -- Roman  Search this
Genre/Form:
Catalog cards
Letters
Citation:
Manuscript 7310, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7310
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7310