1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 22, 2021 10:37 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking Thomas Paine manuscripts owned  privately

    Scott Cleary Newbie

      I am looking for any autograph manuscripts written by the 18th Century writer and pamphleteer, Thomas Paine, that might be owned privately. They might have been bought at auction, or simply part of a family estate. I am part of an editorial team publishing a scholarly edition of Paine’s works, and we would appreciate any help!

        • Re: Seeking Thomas Paine manuscripts owned  privately
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Cleary,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          The National Archives as the repository for the permanently valuable non-current records of the Federal Government does not have access to any information regarding historical documents in private hands.  The Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America maintains a list of their members who may be able to advise you regarding this topic at  ABAA Booksellers.. You also may wish to contact auction houses such as Sotheby's and Christie's.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!