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Autograph of Julien Dubuque


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 3/16/2013 at 09:57:59

Iowa State Bystander, Des Moines, Iowa, November 25, 1898


DES MOINES, Nov. 25.-The Aldrich collection at the state house has been enriched by the addition of an autograph of Julien Dubuque. It is attached to an agreement entered into by Mr. Dubuque and Auguste Chouteau, dated November 12, 1804. Notwithstanding Julien Dubuque's prominence in early Iowa history, specimens in his handwriting are extremely rare. The document in the Aldrich collection contains his only known autograph. It is owned by Colonel Pierre Chouteau, of St. Louis, who has loaned it to Mr. Aldrich. Colonel Chouteau writes that he thinks he will be able to find another autograph of Dubuque's among his papers. If successful in the search, he will give the document mentioned to the Iowa collection; if not, he reserves the right to reclaim it at any time.

Julien Dubuque

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