Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 85,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World through the end of the twentieth century.

Beam & Cuthbert to William Stodhart

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: JB00022 Author/Creator: Beam & Cuthbert Place Written: Type: Autograph document signed Date: Pagination: Order a Copy

A bill of sale for a enslaved girl, purchased for 45 pounds

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