MG 440 - Autograph Collection

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Scope and Content

The collection contains the signatures of early land proprietaries signed by James Hamilton, 1753, and John Penn, 1766; a small book of signatures of governors, government administrators and others of the 1850's era; signatures of political figures and prominent men of the 1800's such as Boies Penrose, Joseph Johns, founder of Johnstown, Pa., James Pollock; signatures of some of the governors of Pennsylvania from William Findley, 1820, to Milton Shapp, 1972; government figures and others, 1900's; signatures of the presidents from George Washington to Grover Cleveland as reproduced in a newspaper column; and miscellaneous signatures of unidentified persons.

Date(s): 1753-1972

Extent: 6 folders, 48 enclosures