Elsie O. and Philip D. Sang Signers of the Declaration of Independence collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
11 MWalB02688

Dates

  • 1756-1811 (Creation)
  • 1760-1780 (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.50 Linear Feet (Whole)
  • 1 manuscript box other_unmapped (Whole)

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Notes

  • Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in two series: 1. Original Letters and Documents of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, 1756-1811; 2. Related Material, 1964, 1974, undated. Series one is arranged alphabetically by last name and series two is arranged in original order.  For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and item listing.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. Please contact the department for more information.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

  • Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Elsie O. and Philip D. Sang in the 1960s

  • Other Descriptive Information

    This collection was originally housed in custom-made clamshell boxes and was transferred to an acid-free manuscript box.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Elsie O. and Philip D. Sang Signers of the Declaration of Independence collection contains 58 original documents and letters of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence, and related material. The documents and letters range in date from 1756 to 1811 and include personal and professional correspondence, receipts, and legal documents. The collection also contains engraved portraits of George Wythe and Button Gwinnett. Brandeis University acquired the collection from Elsie and Philip Sang in the 1960s.

  • Preferred Citation

    Elsie O. and Philip D. Sang Signers of the Declaration of Independence collection, Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department, Brandeis University

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