GWINNETT, Button, 1735-1777


Guide to Research Collections

Copley Press, Inc.
J. S. Copley Library
La Jolla, CA
Papers: 1776, 1 page.
A letter from Button Gwinnett to John Ashmead written on July 12, 1776. Button Gwinnett signs the letter as a Member of the Marine Committee. The letter is the only public document from Button Gwinnett in connection with National Affairs. There are five other signers of the Declaration of Independence who have signed this letter.


Harvard University
Houghton Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In the John Hubbard Collection of Letters and Documents of Signers of the Declaration of Independence, 1750-1933, 0.33 linear foot.
Other authors include Button Gwinnett. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In the Charles Francis Jenkins Papers, 1924-1938, approximately 1,000 items.
The papers include correspondence relating chiefly to his research on the life, history, and genealogy of Button Gwinnett.


The John Work Garrett Library
Evergreen House
Baltimore, MD
Papers: In the Signers Collection, 1770-1826, 60 documents.
Subjects covered in the papers include Button Gwinnett.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1771-1774, 2 items.
Letters from Button Gwinnett.


The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts
New York, NY
Papers: 1773, 1 item.
A note from Button Gwinnett to John Houston written on May 5, 1773.

Papers: 1777, 1 item.
A last will and testament of Button Gwinnett written on March 15, 1777.

Papers: 1777, 1 item.
A letter from Lyman Hall to Roger Sherman, Esa., written on May 16, 1777. A postscript on the letter, dated June 1, describes the duel of Button Gwinnett with Colonel Lochlan McIntosh, in which Button Gwinnett was killed.


The Rosenbach Museum & Library
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In the Jeremiah Dickinson Papers, 1786-1788, 4 items.
Subjects covered in the papers include Button Gwinnett.

Papers: In the A. S. W. Rosenbach Signers of the Declaration of Independence Autograph Collection, 1876-1952, 56 items.
Other authors include Button Gwinnett.

Papers: In the Joseph Stanley Will, 1770, 1 item.
The will of Joseph Stanley includes the signature of Button Gwinnett as a witness.


University of Virginia
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection, 1776, 1 item.
An order to pay a bill signed by Button Gwinnett.