Manuscript/Mixed Material William H. Thomson letter, New York, to Theodore Dwight, New York. Will you please excuse me for having kept your interesting Arabic letter so long

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Title
William H. Thomson letter, New York, to Theodore Dwight, New York.
Other Title
Will you please excuse me for having kept your interesting Arabic letter so long
Summary
Autograph letter, signed, from Wm. H. Thomson, M.D. to Theodore Dwight about difficulties of translating an Arabic text and describes the writing style and language. Thomson apologizes for the delay in returning the text which Thomson had intended return to Dwight at an American Ethnological Society meeting or give to Mr. Bliss who he also could not meet. Thomson asks Dwight to forward a letter Thomson wrote in Arabic to the writer of the Arabic manuscript urging him to write about Africa and "his adventures on the slave ship."
Contributor Names
Thomson, William Hanna, 1833-1918, correspondent.
Dwight, Theodore, 1796-1866, recipient.
Bliss, Daniel, 1823-1916, associated name.
Rothman, Adam, 1971- transcriber.
American Ethnological Society, associated name.
Omar ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
[New York, New York] No. 40 West 43rd Street : 1863 June 22.
Subject Headings
-  Said, Omar ibn,--1770?-1863
-  Dwight, Theodore,--1796-1866--Correspondence
-  Thomson, William Hanna,--1833-1918--Correspondence
-  Manuscripts--Washington (D.C.)
-  New York--New York
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
-  Title devised by Library staff.
-  Transcription provided by Dr. Adam Rothman available online.
Medium
1 sheet (2 pages) ; 26 x 20 cm
Call Number/Physical Location
E445.N8 O43, no. 8
Library of Congress Control Number
2018662607
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Description
Autograph letter, signed, from Wm. H. Thomson, M.D. to Theodore Dwight about difficulties of translating an Arabic text and describes the writing style and language. Thomson apologizes for the delay in returning the text which Thomson had intended return to Dwight at an American Ethnological Society meeting or give to Mr. Bliss who he also could not meet. Thomson asks Dwight to forward a letter Thomson wrote in Arabic to the writer of the Arabic manuscript urging him to write about Africa and "his adventures on the slave ship."
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Chicago citation style:

Thomson, William Hanna, Correspondent, Theodore Dwight, Daniel Bliss, Adam Rothman, Associated Name American Ethnological Society, and Omar Ibn Said Collection. William H. Thomson letter, New York, to Theodore Dwight, New York. [New York, New York No. 40 West 43rd Street:, 1863] Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/2018662607/.

APA citation style:

Thomson, W. H., Dwight, T., Bliss, D., Rothman, A., American Ethnological Society, A. N. & Omar Ibn Said Collection. (1863) William H. Thomson letter, New York, to Theodore Dwight, New York. [New York, New York No. 40 West 43rd Street:] [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018662607/.

MLA citation style:

Thomson, William Hanna, Correspondent, et al. William H. Thomson letter, New York, to Theodore Dwight, New York. [New York, New York No. 40 West 43rd Street:, 1863] Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2018662607/>.