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MS Am 1300-1300.2 ‡MS Am 1300.1 ‡MS Am 1300.2

Hubbard, John, collector. John Hubbard collection of letters and documents of signers of the Declaration of Independence, 1750-1933: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: pf
Call No.: MS Am 1300-1300.2 ‡MS Am 1300.1 ‡MS Am 1300.2
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Hubbard, John, collector.
Title: John Hubbard collection of letters and documents of signers of the Declaration of Independence,
Date(s): 1750-1933.
Quantity: 1 collection (.33 linear feet (3 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters and documents by signers of the American Declaration of Independence particularly Button Gwinnett and Charles Carroll.

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.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

John Hubbard Collection of Letters and Documents of Signers of the Declaration of Independence, 1750-1933 (MS Am 1300-1300.2). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

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:

Scope and Contents

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.

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