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

 Collection
Identifier: 11-MWalB02688

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.

Dates

  • 1756-1811
  • Majority of material found in 1760-1780

Creator

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.

Extent

0.50 Linear Feet

1 manuscript box other_unmapped

Language of Materials

English

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.

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.

Author
Alex W. Lough
Date
20110300
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
eng
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Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

Contact:
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Waltham MA

About Us

The Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department at Brandeis University consists of two collecting units, the University Archives and Special Collections. University Archives documents the history and development of Brandeis University and its faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Special Collections features a broad array of unique primary source materials across a wide range of disciplines that support research, teaching and learning at Brandeis. Learn more about our collections