The Story of the Declaration of Independence






 List of known existing copies of the Dunlap Broadsides:
1. Beinecke Library at Yale University, New Haven, CT
2. Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collection Division, Washington, DC
3. Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Washington Papers - fragment copy with 54 lines, thought to be the copy George Washington read to the troops on July 9, 1776 in New York City.
4. National Archives, Washington, DC
5. Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, IL
6. Lilly Library at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
7. Maine Historical Society, Portland, ME
8. Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD
9. Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA
10. Houghton Library at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
11. Williamson (MA) College
12. Scheide Library, a part of the Firestone Library at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
13. New York, NY - last known location. Sold by the New York Historical Society to a private collector.
14. New York (NY) Public Library
15. Morgan Library, New York, NY
16. American Independence Museum, NH Soc. of the Cincinnati, Exeter, New Hampshire
17. American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA
18. Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
19. Independence National Historic Park, Philadelphia, PA . This copy was originally owned by John Nixon, sheriff of philadelphia which he read to the public on July 8, 1776 in the yard of the State House, now Independence Hall. It was presented to the park by Nixon's heirs in 1951.
20. Dallas (TX) Public Library - "The Leary Copy." so called because it was found in 1968 in a crate that had been stored in Leary's Book Store, Philadelphia, PA since 1911. Ira G. Corn, JR. and HJOseph P. Driscoll of Dallas bought the broadside on May 7, 1969. Later a group of 17 bought it from Corn and Driscoll and sold it to the Dallas city government.
21. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. One of two copies owned by the university. This is the " H. Bradley Martin" copy.
22. UVA, Charlottesville, VA This Dunlap Broadside was found in an attic in Albany, NY in 1955. It had been used to wrap other papers. Purchased by harles E. Tuttle Co. of Rutland, VT, later sold to David Randall who sold it in 1956 to UVA.
23. John Gilliam Wood, Edenton, North Carolina
24. Public Redore Office, Admiralty Papers, London, England, United Kingdom. Vice Admiral Richard Howe sent this copy from his flagship "Eagle," then off Staten Island, with a letter dated July 28, 1776.
25. Norman Lear's copy, known as the "Roving Copy."
26. Maria Brothers Bookstore, Shimla, India.

 
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