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The Resource Washington National Monument Society certificate

Washington National Monument Society certificate

Label
Washington National Monument Society certificate, circa 1848
Title
Washington National Monument Society certificate
Inclusive dates
circa 1848
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
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. http://mallhistory.org/items/show/148.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
Washington National Monument Society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington National Monument Society
  • Gifts
  • Monuments
  • Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
Label
Washington National Monument Society certificate
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2854
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2017/6/8 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Arrangement
There is only one item in this collection.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21102157
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Katherine Teal on 1950/11/25.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1000519724
  • (OCoLC)1000519724
Terms governing use
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.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Washington National Monument Society certificate
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2854
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2017/6/8 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Arrangement
There is only one item in this collection.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21102157
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Katherine Teal on 1950/11/25.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1000519724
  • (OCoLC)1000519724
Terms governing use
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.
Type of unit
1 folder

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