Gaines Collection of Americana, 1786-1981


Gaines Collection of Americana, 1786-1981


Contains individual manuscript items collected by Pierce Welch Gaines dating from 1786-1842, including correspondence, petitions, legal documents, receipts, and reports concerning such issues as slave trade, Quakers, taxes, state of the Treasury, etc. Other materials in the collection include research notes and correspondence with fellow collectors and librarians relating to Gaines's collecting activities and historical and bibliographical publications; and inventories and notes on items in his collections.

8.5 linear ft.


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