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Summary Information

Title: Darlington Autograph Files
Collection Number: DAR.1925.07
Creator: Darlington family

Collection Dates: 1610-1914
Extent: 3.17 linear feet (8 boxes, 6 oversize folders)

Language: English

The Darlington Autograph Files contain an array of documents authored or signed by various historical figures between 1610 and 1914. Some of the documents are related to one another through specific historical events, while others were collected by the Darlington family for their rarity. The documents include correspondence, receipts, wills, warrants, depositions, indentures, land surveys, and speeches, among other forms of documentation. Many of the items are from such notable individuals as Benjamin Franklin, Napoleon Bonaparte, William Penn, Robert Fulton, Robert R. Livingston, King George III, and Patrick Henry. Prominent citizens of the Pittsburgh area are also represented in the collection, with letters and other documents from Mary Croghan Schenley, James O’Hara, William Wilkins, and Richard Butler. The collection is arranged in alphabetical order. Digital reproductions of the collection are available online.