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Declaration of Independence desk

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Subject Source: Local sources

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A Desk "sufficient for any writing..." by James A. Bear, (April 1976), E332.2 .A5 1976A

 Item
Identifier: id3541
Scope and Contents The simple desk on which the Declaration of Independence was written, designed by Jefferson and made in 1776 by Benjamin Randolph, was given to Ellen Wayles Randolph and her husband Joseph Coolidge, Jr. after the writing desk John Hemings made for the couple as a wedding gift was lost at sea. The Benjamin Randolph desk is now on display at the National Museum of American History accompanied by Jefferson’s letter verifying its authenticity and presenting it to Coolidge.