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During the next three years, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania will conserve the records of the Bank of North America, our nation's first bank. This preservation project is supported by a grant from Wells Fargo, which traces its lineage back to this important institution proposed by Robert Morris and Alexander Hamilton and chartered by the Second Continental Congress in 1781.

Marbled paper

Marbled paper

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Marginalia

Marginalia

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Endbands

Endbands

24 photos

Unusual Bindings

Unusual Bindings

7 photos

Book Details

Book Details

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Blotter Papers

Blotter Papers

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Printing Plates

Printing Plates

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Index Tabs

Index Tabs

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