Letter from Asbury Dickens to C.S. Rafinesque, Esquire, June 6, 1820

ID: SIA RU007051 [SIA_007051_S02_B01_F02_D03]

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Form/Genre: Letters (correspondence)

Date: 1820

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7051, Columbian Institute Records, Image No. SIA_007051_S02_B01_F02_D03

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Letter from Asbury Dickens, Secretary of the Columbian Institute, to C.S. Rafinesque, Esquire, Professor of Botany and Natural History at the Transylvania University, Lexington, professing the Columbian Institute's admiration for Rafinesque's promotion of the sciences in the United States. Dated 6 June 1820.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7051, Columbian Institute Records, Image No. SIA_007051_S02_B01_F02_D03

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  • June 6, 1820

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SIA RU007051 [SIA_007051_S02_B01_F02_D03]

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Washington, 6 June 1820. Sir, In the month of April last, I [[strikethrough]] had the honour to [[/strikethrough]] received a printed copy of Your "Annals of Nature" for 1820. What had been transmitted to me as Secretary of the Columbian Institute. At the next meeting of that body I laid your paper before it: and, in compliance with a resolution to that effect I have now the honor to [[strikethrough?]] tender[[?]] [[/strikthrough]] present you the thanks of the Institute for your communication. I avail myself of this occasion to assure you of [[strikethrough]]the [[/strikethrough]] my high respect [[strikethrough]] which [[/strikethrough]] for your character; [[strikethrough]] [[?]] [[/strikethrough]] sentiment which I participate in common with all [[strikethrough]] my [[/strikethrough]] our countrymen who have observed your zealous labours for the promotion of science in the U. States. I am sir, Your most obedient servant AD Secretary of the Cl Ins C.F. Rafinesque Esq Professor of Botany and Natural History at the Transylvania University Lexington
From A. Dickins, To C.F. Rafinesque Esq June 6. 1820