The Committee for the Society of Alumni of the University of Pennsylvania writes to James Curtis Booth (1810-1888) with the invitation to deliver the University's Annual Address. Booth includes his reply on the inside of the letter, in which he declines the invitation "for want of time."
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University of Pennsylvania. Society of the Alumni. “Letter from the Society of Alumni, University of Pennsylvania to James Curtis Booth,” May 26, 1860. Papers of James Curtis Booth, Box 2, Folder 5. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/if23wa7.
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