Finding-Aid for the Consider Sterry Collection (VMF162)


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Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Box and Folder Listing


Collection Outline

Papers 1807

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sterry, Consider,1761-1817, American mathematician
Title: Consider Sterry Collection
Identification: VMF162

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Biographical Note

American mathematician,

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Scope and Contents Note

1807: February 23. Autograph letter signed, from Sterry to Thomas Jefferson, proposing a new method of determining longitude at sea, presented with his compliments to Mr. Jefferson (Norwich, CT). ALS, 2pp. 1807: March 13. Draft of autograph letter attributed to Thomas Jefferson, to Sterry, thanking him for informing him of the new method of determining longitude (Washington DC) AL, 1p.

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Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

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Administrative Information

Source

Unknown.

Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff.

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Box and Folder Listing

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Box/folder
8/Sterry

Papers, 1807 (2 items)

1807: February 23. Autograph letter signed, from Sterry to Thomas Jefferson, proposing a new method of determining longitude at sea, presented with his compliments to Mr. Jefferson (Norwich, CT). ALS, 2pp. 1807: March 13. Draft of autograph letter attributed to Thomas Jefferson, to Sterry, thanking him for informing him of the new method of determining longitude (Washington DC) AL, 1p.
This collection has been boxed with other collections in ten boxes stored at locations B-7-6 and B-7-7. Within the boxes, the collections are arranged sequentially by collection number, and then by folder.

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