Document [fair copy of the Declaration of Independence]

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Title
Document [fair copy of the Declaration of Independence]
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
United States. Congress, Continental, 1775–1789 (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series VI. Declaration of Independence

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1776-07-04
Place: Philadelphia, Pa.
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
Topics
United States. Declaration of Independence
Notes
Content: The portion of the Emmet Collection housed in the Manuscripts and Archives Division consists of approximately 10,800 historical manuscripts relating chiefly to the period prior to, during, and following the American Revolution. The collection contains letters and documents by the signers of the Declaration of Independence as well as nearly every prominent historical figure of the period. The manuscripts are arranged in 28 topics, most of them milestones in early American history. Topics include the Albany Congress of 1754, the Stamp Act Congress of 1765, the Continental Congresses, 1774 -1789, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Annapolis Convention, the Federal Convention, and the First Federal Administration. The Revolutionary War is well documented in the correspondence and letterbooks of generals and other officers, as well as in orderly books, muster rolls, and returns. Additional material documents the history of New York City. Highlights of the Emmet Collection include Thomas Jefferson's manuscript copy of the Declaration of Independence, an engrossed copy of the Bill of Rights, and manuscript minutes of the Annapolis Convention.
Physical Description
4 pp. Fo
Description
Declaration of Independence. Draft in the handwriting of Thomas Jefferson.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
MSS Unit ID: 275659
Other local Identifier: EM. 1524
NYPL Exhibition ID: 17.01.3001
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cc022cf0-c52e-012f-bf39-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1776: Created
  • 1828: Creator Born
  • 1919: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Document [fair copy of the Declaration of Independence]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1776. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-d9ee-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Document [fair copy of the Declaration of Independence]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 17, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-d9ee-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1776). Document [fair copy of the Declaration of Independence] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-d9ee-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Document [fair copy of the Declaration of Independence]