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Letter from King Chulalongkom to President Grant

1869-02-26

Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles

Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles
Bangkok, Thailand

King Mongkut learned English through personal study and instruction from American missionaries in Siam. His fluency enabled him to translate official letters before the court, meet informally with U.S. envoys, and correspond with presidents in his own hand, as demonstrated in this letter to President Franklin Pierce.

Details

  • Title: Letter from King Chulalongkom to President Grant
  • Date Created: 1869-02-26
  • Location Created: Maryland, USA
  • Physical Dimensions: 32.9 x 21.7 cm - Framed: 37.78 x 50 cm
  • Provenance: Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration
  • Type: Document

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