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Benjamin Silliman's Letter to Edward Hitchcock, October 27, 1822

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Benjamin Silliman writes to Edward Hitchcock about how he will incorporate Edward's pieces into the next few volumes of his American Journal of Science. He also praises Edward's wife Orra on her rendering of a map. By this time, the men were five years into their friendship and professional relationship, and they communicated with candor and ease. At the end of this letter, Silliman sends his respects to "Mrs. Hitchcock, whom I cannot but regard as a coadjutor," an acknowledgement of Orra's contributions as an artist to her husband's works.

Benjamin Silliman
October 27, 1822
Courtesy of:
Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers, Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library