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Circular, American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting Invite. .Cambridge, MA.1849
 Circular, American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting Invite. .Cambridge, MA.1849


 
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Product Code: 20128600

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) was founded in 1848, and is a non-profit organization which according to its web site "seeks to advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people." Each year the AAAS holds a national meeting, and this printed invite is for the second such meeting in Cambridge, MA, which took place on August 14, 1849. In addition to the invite, at the base of the letter is are the 'Rules of the Association'. On the interior of the invite, it lists the officers in the AAAS. This printed invite is addressed to N. P. Ames of Cabotville, MA (now known as Chicopee, MA). It is possible that N. P. Ames stands for Nathan P. Ames, the co-founder of Ames Manufacturing Company, which was a manufacturer of swords, tools and cutlery based in Chicopee, MA. Nathan P. Ames was a member of AAAS (according to the 'Proceedings of the AAAS, 1896, which can be found on Google Books, where he is listed as a deceased member pg. xcv) but he died on April 23, 1847. If this letter is addressed to Nathan P. Ames it is mostly likely the AAAS was unaware of his death at the time the letter was sent out. Single-fold sheet. Measures 9 3/4" x 8"..