NamesEmmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)Vaughan, John (Creator)
Thomas Addis Emmet collection
Series VI. Declaration of Independence
Dates / OriginPlace: Philadelphia, Pa.Date Created: 1841-10-05
Library locationsManuscripts and Archives DivisionShelf locator: MssCol 927
TopicsUnited States. Declaration of Independence
NotesFunding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical DescriptionA. D. S., In. Vaughan, Librarian of the American Philos. Society. 2 pp. Fo
Description"Note [to J. K. Tefft] relative to the original draught of the Declaration of Independence . . . in the handwriting of Thomas Jefferson and now in the possession of the American Philosophical Society at Philadelphia." According to this statement Jefferson made two fair copies from his own rough draft; one was submitted to Congress by Benjamin Harrison, as the report of the committee on the Declaration; the other was sent by Jefferson to R. H. Lee together with a copy of the Declaration as agreed to by Congress; R. H. Lee and Arthur Lee compared the two, marking, on the original draft, the parts rejected by Congress; the copy so marked was printed by R. H. Lee in his Life of R. H. Lee [vol. 1, p. 275], and then given by him to the Society, in 1825; several editions of this proposed draft were published between 1825 and 1829, in which year a lithograph fac-simile was published by Randolph in his Memoirs of Jefferson [vol. 1, p. 146]; the copy of this draft that was presented to Congress can not be found; the engrossed copy is in the department of State.
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IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616MSS Unit ID: 927Archives EAD ID: 275657Calendar number: EM. 1521Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cb2c13a0-c52e-012f-c5ab-58d385a7bc34
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