Letter from Dr. James Lovell, Surgeon General, to Asbury Dickens, Secretary of the Columbian Institute, April 29, 1826

ID: SIA RU007051 [SIA_007051_S02_B01_F04_D13]

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Form/Genre: Letters (correspondence)

Date: 1826

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7051, Columbian Institute Records, Image No. SIA_007051_S02_B01_F04_D13

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Summary

Letter from Dr. James Lovell, Surgeon General, relative to specimens of seeds, plants, minerals, etc. required to be forwarded for the use of the Columbian Institute, by the Medical department of the Army. Dated 29 April, 1826.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7051, Columbian Institute Records, Image No. SIA_007051_S02_B01_F04_D13

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  • 1826
  • April 29, 1826

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Letters (correspondence)

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SIA RU007051 [SIA_007051_S02_B01_F04_D13]

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Washington Ap[[superscript]] l [[/superscript]]. 29[[superscript]] th [[/superscript]]. 1826. Sir, I have the honour to state that in compliance with a request of the Columbian Institute, a letter, of which the enclosed is a copy, has been addressed to the several officers [[torn piece of the letter blocking a word, page 2 shows the words appear to be - of the ]] Medical Department of the Army - Very respectfully Your Ob[[superscript]] t [[/superscript]]Serv[[superscript]] t [[/superscript]] J [[W?]] Lovell Srg[[superscript]] n [[/superscript]].Genl. To) Asbury Dickens Sec[[superscript]] y [[/superscript]]. Columbian Institute.
[[Blank page, piece of the previous page stuck to seal includes the missing words, possibly 'of the']] [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
Presented & Read, April 29. 1826. To Asbury Dickens Esq[[superscript]] r [[/superscript]]. Sec[[superscript]] y [[/superscript]]. Columbian Institute Washington City
Surgeon Generals Office April 29. 1826 (Copy) Sir I am directed by the Secretary of War to state that, on the application of a Committee of the Columbian Institute, you are requested to forward through this office specimens of "seeds, plants, minerals, fossils, or whatever may be deemed useful and interesting," for presentation in the Cabinet of said institution; and also to transmit such remarks relative to the habits, localities and history of the several specimens, as may be thought necessary to a scientific classication of them. Very Respectfully Your obed Serv[[superscript]] t [[/superscript]]. Signed Jas. Lovell Surgeon General
From Dr. James Lovell, Surgeon General, relative to specimens of seeds, plants minerals, &c. required to be forwarded for the use of the Columbian Institute, by the Medical department of the army. [[double line]] Read, 29. April, 1826. [[double line]] abstract recorded, Vol: 1. page 210.