Letters, 1846-1848.


Harris, Thaddeus William, 1795-1856,. Letters, 1846-1848.

Letters, 1846-1848.

All letters concern the acquisition of Indic materials by the Harvard College Library. The letters from Hall mention his gift of Indic, Persian, Arabic, and other non-English language books and manuscripts. The letter from Dutt also concerns the emergence of the study of Sanskrit in the United States.

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