Author:Bedini, Silvio A


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Declaration of Independence Desk, Relic of Revolution

By: Bedini, Silvio A.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Washington, DC, Smithsonian Institution Press: 1981

Seller ID: 042377

ISBN: 0874742412

Condition: Like New

The story of the pursuit of the desk on which Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, and the resolution of the problem of duplicate desks - which one in the Smithsonian was the real one? -- With photos, drawings, document illustrations -- Contents: The Events of '76 - Drafts of the Declaration - Gift to a Grandson-in-law - A Relic Comes of Age - Donation to the Nation - The Case of the Duplicate Desks - Congressional Investigation - The Relic Examined - A Later Vintage -- Appendixes; Description of the Jefferson Desk - Department of the Treasury Reproductions of the Jefferson Desk - ... View more info