Summary


Overview

Creator:

Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.

Title:

American Lottery Tickets Collection

Dates:

1761-1826

Size:

0.2 linear feet, 1 half-size archival box

Call number:

C1114

Storage note:

This collection is stored at Firestone Library.

Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room .

Location:

Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
One Washington Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA

Language(s) of material:

English.


Abstract

Consists of forty-five 18th and 19th-century American lottery tickets from nine different states. Before 1790, America had only three incorporated banks; therefore, lotteries were standard sources for public and private financing.