The Find of a Lifetime

It seems that an archivist at the Georgia Archives in Morrow was researching someone’s family and came across a handwritten copy of the Declaration of Independence, dated March of 1777.

I’m thinking an archivist at a state archives probably has a pretty thankless job that he or she does simply for the love of history and research. It must be pretty rewarding to come across something so invaluable in your work. Pretty cool!

I Googled this story after hearing about it and couldn’t find any information on it. I did hear on WSB 750 AM that the document will be on display at the Georgia State Capitol for the Georgia Day celebration in February.

While you are checking out the Georgia Archives site, take a look at their Ad Hoc Virtual Vault. It’s a hodgepodge of documents that they scan in as they come across them in their research. You don’t have to thank me for giving you something else to waste your time while you’re at work.

1 Comment so far

  1. abby (unregistered) on January 19th, 2007 @ 10:40 am

    Here’s the ajc story – http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/stories/2007/01/18/0118declaration.html

    “it has probably sat, unnoticed, in the state archives since the agency was formed in 1918.” nuts.



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