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Washington National Monument Society certificate circa 1848

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1289 (Text) 0106660913 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2017/6/8 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection comprises a certificate from the Washington National Monument Society circa 1848, indicating that George Teal contributed one dollar to help erect the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. and his membership to the society. The certificate was signed by Zachary Taylor, president of the society.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
S1289: George Teal, Washington National Monument Society certificate, 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 Washington National Monument Society was founded in 1833 for the purpose of creating a memorial to George Washington on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. They raised money through public donations to fund the construction. The obelisk monument was designed by architect Robert Mills. The cornerstone was laid on July 4, 1848. The project halted in 1854 when the society ran out of money and fundraising proved unsuccessful. The land and the uncompleted monument was returned to Congress in 1876. The society then served as advisors to the congressional committee charged with completing the monument. The Washington Monument was dedicated on February 21, 1885. Sources: Item in the collection.Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. "Washington National Monument Society." Histories of the National Mall. Accessed June 26, 2017.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Katherine Teal on 1950/11/25.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Washington National Monument Society.
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Genre: Certificates.

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