Manuscript/Mixed Material First emancipation proclamation, [Facsimile.]
About this Item
- First emancipation proclamation, [Facsimile.]
- Contributor Names
- Lincoln, Abraham (Author)
- Seward, William (Author)
- Created / Published
- January 4, 1864
- Subject Headings
- - Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
- - Emancipation Proclamation
- - fundraising
- - Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874)
- - Manuscripts
- - Correspondence
- - Broadsides
- - United States -- New York -- Albany -- Albany
- - This original and draft of the first Emancipation Proclamation as described below by the Assistant Secretary of State was presented to the Albany Army Relief Bazaar in Feb. 1864, and brought the sum of $1,000 for its funds. It became the property of Gerrit Smith, who presented it to the United States Sanitary Commission in 1865, it was purchased by vote of the Legislature of the Commission for $1,000, and ordered to be deposited in the State Library. Albany, 1865.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- Emancipation broadside
- Source Collection
- The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana
- Rare Book And Special Collections Division
- Digital Id
- Online Format
- online text
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Lincoln, Abraham, and William Seward. First emancipation proclamation, Facsimile. January 4, 1864. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/scsm000921/.
APA citation style:
Lincoln, A. & Seward, W. (1864) First emancipation proclamation, Facsimile. January 4. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/scsm000921/.
MLA citation style:
Lincoln, Abraham, and William Seward. First emancipation proclamation, Facsimile. January 4, 1864. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/scsm000921/>.