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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 889.317

John Van Loan autograph album


Autograph album assembled by John Van Loan.


  • Creation: 1879-1902

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.12 linear feet (1 volume)

Autograph album assembled by John Van Loan, of signatures of U.S. congressmen, cabinet secretaries, state governors, military leaders, and other politicians ca. 1879; with clippings of obituaries and news articles, added periodically thereafter to 1902, concerning the signers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequest of Evert Jansen Wendell, A.B. 1882; received: 1918.

General note

Collection materials are in English.

Processing Information

Processed by: Alison Harris

Van Loan, John, collector. John Van Loan autograph album (1879-1902): Guide.
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