A note on the history of the Jefferson manuscript draught of the Declaration of Independence in the Library of the American Philosophical Society, 1898

Mss.973.3.H33n

Date: 1898 | Size: 1 Volumes

Abstract

Accompanying this reprint from A.P.S. "Proceedings" 37(1898):88-107, are facsimilies of the Jefferson draft of the Declaration of Independence; 3 original letters from Richard Henry Lee, Jr., to John Vaughan, 1836 and 1840; an original letter from Isaac Lea to Vaughan, 1840; a note on the manuscript by Vaughan; and two original letters between Vaughan and George Combe, 1841.

Background note

I. Minis Hays was a Philadelphia physician and author and editor of books on medicine and Benjamin Franklin. He was Librarian of the American Philosophical Society from 1897 to 1922.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume.

1 volume.

Provenance

Received and accessioned, 12/--/1900 (1900 2644).

Indexing Terms


Corporate Name(s)

  • American Philosophical Society. Library

Geographic Name(s)

  • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Personal histories.

Personal Name(s)

  • Combe, George, 1788-1858
  • Hays, I. Minis (Isaac Minis), 1847-1925
  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
  • Lea, Isaac, 1792-1886
  • Lee, Richard Henry, 1794-1865
  • Vaughan, John, 1756-1841

Collection overview

1898 

20p. facsim. F. Reprinted July 21, 1898 from the Proceedings - American philosophical society, v.37. f.p.



Detailed Inventory

Hays, I. Minis (Isaac Minis), 1847-1925.
A note on the history of the Jefferson manuscript draught of the Declaration of independence in the library of the American philosophical society.
1898 

20p. facsim. F. Reprinted July 21, 1898 from the Proceedings - American philosophical society, v.37. f.p.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [J. W.] Wallace
Oct. 26, 18258 1/2" x 12 1/4"

Monticello, Typed c. of L. 2p. (Bound with Hays, Note on the history... of the Declaration) Received letter from John Vaughan of the A.P.S. informing that R.H. Lee had deposited his grandfather's correspondence and papers, including Jefferson's draught of the Declaration of independence with the Society. (from original in Library of Congress.)

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 12 1/4"

Lee, Richard Henry, 1794-1865.
Letter to John Vaughan
Aug. 11, 18367 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Washington, A.L.S. 3p. and add., end. (Bound with Hays, Note on the history of...Declaration) Never had the original of the letter from Mr. Jefferson accompanying his draught of the Declaration. The copy sent the APS is an authentic one coming down from his grandfather. Proposal to reclaim Lee papers presented to the University of Virginia and give them to the APS. Proposed gift of Col. Morgan papers to the APS.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Vaughan, John, 1756-1841.
Letter to Richard Henry Lee
Jan. 31, 18407 1/2" x 12 1/2"

Phila., Copy of L. 3p. (Bound with Hays, Note on the history... of the Declaration) Relative to the draught of the Declaration of independence which Mr. Lee had presented to the Society,

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 12 1/2"

Lee, Richard Henry, 1794-1865.
Letter to John Vaughan
Feb. 25, 18408" x 10"

Washington, A.L.S. 4p., add., end. (Bound with Hays, Note on the history... of Declaration) Relative to the draught of the Declaration and the copy of Mr. Jefferson's letter presented to the APS.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Lee, Richard Henry, 1794-1865.
Letter to John Vaughan
April 24, 18407 1/2" x 10"

Washington, A.L.S. 2p. and add., end. (Bound with Hays, Note on the history... of Declaration) Transcribes a statement relative to the draught of the Declaration in the Athenaeum [i.e. A.P.S.] Statement printed: Hays, Note on... Declaration...p.7.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 10"

Leet, Isaac.
Letter to John Vaughan, Philadelphia
May 1, 184010x8

Washington, A.L.S. 1P.and add.,end. (see Hays. Notes on the declaration... no.8.) Forwards statement concerning R.H. Lee's draft of the declaration in the hand of Jefferson.

General physical description: 10x8

Combe, George, 1788-1858.
Letter to John Vaughan
May 23, 18417 1/2" x 9"

Hull, A.L.S. 1p. and add. (Bound with Hays, Note on the history... of the Declaration) Acknowledges letter giving history of the American Declaration of Independence.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

Vaughan, John, 1756-1841.
Letter to George Combe
March 27, 18418" x 10"

Phila., A.Dr. of L. 2p. (Bound with Hays, Note on the history...of the Declaration) Relative to the draught of the Declaration of independence in Jefferson's hand in the possession of the APS.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Vaughan, John, 1756-1841.
Miscellaneous notes relative to the Declaration of independence and Jefferson's draughts
1841 

ca. A.D. 9p. var. sizes (Bound with Hays, Note on the history of the Declaration,no.10,11,12,15,16) Some of these notes may be by R.H. Lee.

Vaughan, John, 1756-1841.
Notes on the copy of the declaration in the hand of Jefferson
184113x8

[ca.?] A.D.S. 4p. (see Hays. Notes on the declaration...no.9.)

General physical description: 13x8