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.