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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1300-1300.2 ‡MS Am 1300.1 ‡MS Am 1300.2

John Hubbard collection of letters and documents of signers of the Declaration of Independence

Letters and documents by signers of the American Declaration of Independence particularly Button Gwinnett and Charles Carroll.

Dates

  • 1750-1933

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Extent

.33 linear feet (3 volumes)

Consists of one album of 57 autograph letters and other documents of signers of the Declaration of Independence, together with sets of documents by Button Gwinnett and Charles Carroll each bound separately.

Biographical / Historical

John Hubbard was a graduate of Harvard 1892. Button Gwinnett was governor of colonial Georgia and delegate to the Continental Congress. Charles Carroll is credited with framing Maryland's declaration of independence, adopted 1776. He was also a delegate to the Continental Congress.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:
  1. I. pfMS Am 1300: Album
  2. II. pfMS Am 1300.1- MS Am 1300.2: Other documents

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

44M-353 - 44M-356. Gift of Helen Fahnestock Hubbard, 24 East 51st Street, New York City, New York; received: 1945 April 17.

The collection was used to stimulate the sale of war bonds during a drive in Cambridge in 1945.
Title
Hubbard, John, collector. John Hubbard collection of letters and documents of signers of the Declaration of Independence, 1750-1933: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou00997

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

Contact:
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