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Mecklenburg Declaration

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Materials relating to the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Draper Manuscript on the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, 1876

 Item — Box 1
Identifier: MS-2021-007
Abstract

Lyman C. Draper, the Secretary of State Historical Society for the city of Wisconsin, authored “The Mecklenburg Declaration: Its Origin, History, and Actors with a Bibliography of its Literature and Explanatory Documents”. It was published in 1876 and presented the history of what prompted the writing of the Mecklenburg Declaration.This collection includes Draper's unbound manuscripts, dated 1876.

Dates: 1876

Richard Casanova Latta Plantation Collection, 1966-1967

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-2021-045
Abstract Richard Casanova (1918-1994) was a World War II veteran, paleontologist, and author, among other trades. Casanova played a heavy role in researching the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence (Meck Dec). The provenance of these collection materials is unknown, but likely were donated by Casanova himself. Materials in this collection include audio-visual items on Meck Dec, documents relating to Latta Plantation, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Charter Commission, and miscellaneous correspondence and...
Dates: 1966 - 1967

Shout Freedom Collection, 1948

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2021-046
Content Description

The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, photographs, sheet music, and other miscellaneous materials relating to Shout Freedom. Shout Freedom was a symphonic drama that celebrated the anniversary of the alleged signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. Collection materials are dated 1948 and in good condition.

Dates: 1948