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John Marshall's quill pen

John Marshall's quill pen

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Marshall's quill pen
Creator: Marshall, John, 1755-1835
Inclusive Dates: after 1885
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (4 items)
Collection Number: ms1344
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Marshall (1755-1832) was fourth chief justice of the United States and principal founder of the U.S. system of constitutional law.

For further information, see the article "John Marshall" at Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of four items: a quill pen used by Chief Justice John Marshall; a photocopy of a newspaper clipping regarding the presentation of the quill pen to the University of Georgia (circa 1963); and Mrs. H.B. Richie's cards of authority (circa 1963). Audio recording of the presentation ceremony has been transferred to the Media Library.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Though the collection is open for research, the audiovisual recordings do not have reference copies; however, reference copies are available upon request. Audiovisual research requests are dependent upon the format and condition of the recordings.

Preferred Citation

John Marshall's quill pen, ms 1344. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Cards (information artifacts)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Quill pens.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related audiovisual materials from this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archive:

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Quill pen