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The Morgan Library & Museum
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York
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On show will be a selection of exceptional documents from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, one of the foremost archives of Americana. The objects represent seminal moments and key figures in the history of the United States, and they reflect the collection's strengths in documents from the Revolutionary, early national, antebellum, and Civil War periods.

Highlights: the only surviving copy of a 1776 edition of the Declaration of Independence printed in South Carolina; George Washington's letter to Henry Knox expressing reluctance at assuming the presidency; a first edition of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, along with her letter to Prince Albert praising Britain's early abolition of slavery.

(Picture: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History)