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Letter to Dr. F.E. Boericke Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Item 59
Level of Description


  • 1878 December 4 (label)


  • Scope and Contents

    Original letter and two typed transcripts. Written in Rome, Italy. Request to receive and manage the delivery of several overseas antiquities and personal packages. Reference to attempts to prove Swedenborg's dreams were a forgery, concerns about Mr. Tafel and the Academy students, the start of an Academy Museum, and an evangelical exchange with a Catholic priest in Trastevere, Italy. Mentions California, Egypt, Syria, Rome, Etruscan antiquities, Egyptian antiquities, Turin, Leghorn, Florence, Paris, Naples, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Church of Santa Maria, Vatican Library, Philadelphia, and Chicago. Individuals mentioned: Signor Giacomini (antiques dealer), M. Bechet (shipping agent), S.P. Langley, Mrs. S.D.C. Hibbard, B.D.C. Barclay, John Pitcairn, Dr. Worcester, Mr. Wallis, Mr. Gorman, Mr. Tafel, Mr. Stuart, Dr. Burnham, Mr. Strutt, Walter (?), and Mr. Forrest.