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Louisiana Purchase Sesquicentennial Celebration: Commemorative Half Dollar Correspondence, 1952-1954

(1952)


Book Summary

Correspondence between Eric Newman and a collection of others, including state senators and members of the Missouri Historical Society, on the topic of passing a legislative bill to allow the creation of a commemorative coin celebrating the 150 year anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. The bill was ultimately vetoed by President Eisenhower and the coin was never created. Correspondents include George H. Moore; Thomas B. Curtis; William W. Crowdus; Charles van Ravenswaay; Clay Shaw; Seymour Weiss The following materials are loose items found in the correspondence which may or may not have been scanned depending on date published:1) Pamphlet copy of Bill H.R. 7657, dated April 30, 1952, from the 82nd Congress, 2nd Session. 2) Clipping from "Congressional Record- Daily Digest" for 1953, page D117 with a blurb circled that is titled "Louisiana Sesquicentennial". 3) Photocopy of an unidentified historical document. 4) Photocopy of a letter to Capt. Meriwether Lewis from Thomas Jefferson, dated July 6, 1803. 5) Pamphlet outlining the basic functions of the Missouri Historical Society. 6) Pamphlet copy of Bill H.R. 2523, dated February 3, 1953, from the 83rd Congress, 1st Session. 7) Pamphlet copy of Bill S. 1378, dated March 18, 1953, from the 83rd Congress, 1st Session. 8) Pamphlet copy of Bill H.R. 1917, dated January 19, 1953, from the 83rd Congress, 1st Session, attached to an April 17, 1953 letter from Thomas Curtis. 9) Clipping from an unidentified newspaper, titled "House Okays Bill for La. Purchase Coin", author unknown, attached to a letter dated July 8, 1953 from Charles van Ravenswaay.
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