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Forgeries collection

Collection Data

Collection consists of various documents which have been demonstrated to be forgeries. Individuals whose documents were forged include Abraham Lincoln (including many forgeries by Joseph Cosey), Edgar Allan Poe, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Sir Walter Scott, William Blake, Thomas Lynch, Jr., D.H. Lawrence, Charles Lamb, Isaac M. Clover, J. McEwel, John O'Day, James Byam Shaw, and Joseph Taylor.
Cosey, Joseph, 1887- (Forger)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1850 - 1950 (Approximate)
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 1045
Byam Shaw, James, 1903-1992 -- Forgeries
Taylor, Joseph -- Forgeries
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Forgeries
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Forgeries
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Forgeries
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Forgeries
Scott, Walter, 1771-1832 -- Forgeries
Blake, William, 1757-1827 -- Forgeries
Lynch, Thomas, 1749-1779 -- Forgeries
Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930 -- Forgeries
Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834 -- Forgeries
Clover, Isaac M -- Forgeries
McEwel, J -- Forgeries
O'Day, John -- Forgeries
Physical Description
Extent: 2.5 linear feet (4 boxes)
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12361319
MSS Unit ID: 1045
Archives collections id: archives_collections_1045
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a87ca3d0-df06-0137-2584-0974b20ba159
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