Contents and Arrangement Expanded View

Collection Overview

Creator:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Signers of the Declaration of Independence Collection
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/1c18df82b
Dates:
1765-1813
Size:
1 box and 0.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

Contains one or more letters and/or documents of each of thirty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection contains one or more letters and/or documents of each of thirty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence. Among those represented in the collection are John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Francis Hopkinson, Thomas Jefferson, Arthur Lee, Richard Henry Lee, Benjamin Rush, James Wilson, and John Witherspoon. Included are several signed paper shilling notes issued by the colonies and the Provincial Congress.

Collection History

Acquisition:

From the Collection of John W. Garrett.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Researchers may be required to use surrogates of collection items stored in special vault facilities. Consult staff for access.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Signers of the Declaration of Independence Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/1c18df82b
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184