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Northwest Territory memorabilia 1937-1938.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1632 (Text) 00000106662091 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 2 folders

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2016/7/28 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
There are five copies of a facsimile Deed of Cession for the Old Northwest Territory from the Commonwealth of Virginia to the George Rogers Clark Delegation, on March 1, 1784. The reprint begins: "To all who shall see these presents..." One of the signers is Thomas Jefferson. The facsimiles were printed November 17-19, 1927. Also in this collection is a certificate from the Executive Department of the State of Indiana declaring that Dr. Christopher B. Coleman of Indianapolis is a member of the Northwest Territory Celebration Commission. The last item is a small envelope containing four Souvenir Wampum dated May 21, 1938, and separately numbered. Each of the small pieces of cardboard represent "One Wooden Nickel."
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Northwest Territory memorabilia, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
The Old Northwest Territory was deeded to the George Rogers Clark Delegation, from Kentucky and the Old Northwest Territory States, by the Commonwealth of Virginia on March 1, 1784. Dr. Christopher B. Coleman received a certificate appointing him as a member of the Northwest Territory Celebration Commission in April 1937. The sesquicentennial was celebrated in 1938.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Coleman, Christopher B.
Celebrations, anniversaries, etc.
Northwest, Old > Anniversaries, etc.
Northwest, Old > Collectibles.

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