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Garrett autograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-GAR-029
The Garrett autograph collection contains signed letters and documents that record U.S. history and culture, including presidents, statesmen, and military figures.

Dates

  • 1642-1933

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The Sheridan Libraries preserves the collection, however it is owned by the Evergreen Foundation. If you wish to gain access to the collection, you must first gain the approval and permission of both the Foundation and the University. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Any author who wishes to publish material drawn from these collections must first gain the approval and permission of both the Foundation and the University Proper credit will be given to the Foundation in any scholarly work or publication. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Extent

1.57 Cubic Feet (1 record center carton, 1 flat box (15.5 x 12 x 3 inches))

Biographical / Historical

Members of the Garrett family collected autographs in the form of signed letters, documents, and manuscripts in order to record and preserve early American history.

Scope and Contents

Many of the letters in this collection are from prominent political figures such as Abraham Lincoln and Herbert Hoover. Letters to or from Garrett family members have been included because of the important historical value of the other correspondent. The collection dates from 1642 to 1943.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by autograph. A folder of unidentified letters is at the beginning of the collection. Oversized materials are housed separately.

Repository Details

Part of the John Work Garrett Library (Evergreen Museum and Library) Repository

Contact:
4545 N. Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21218 USA