Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
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Overview and metadata sections
John Mills Hale was born in Lewistown, Pennsylvania in 1839. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1862 and practiced as a lawyer. He was an avid collector of autographs, letters, and other historical documents from the era of the American Revolution. He died in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania in 1894.
This collection consists of a complete set of autographs of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. It also includes prints and engravings, which depict either a portrait of a signer and/or a view of his domicile. The set of portraits is not complete.
Bequest of John Mills Hale, 1894; received 1906.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Holly Mengel (collection processed before 2013)
- Finding Aid Date
- 2020 June 17
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.