Welcome to Manuscripts Online, a searchable database of high-resolution images
of American historical manuscripts in the collection of the Rosenbach Museum & Library.
"MO" is named after Moses Polock, known as Uncle Mo, the maternal uncle of museum founders
Philip and A.S.W. Rosenbach. It was Uncle Mo in whose book shop young Abie learned what
would become his life's passion and it was Uncle Mo who told his nephew, "My boy ...
Americana! That's the stuff to collect!"
The Rosenbach holds a rich and varied collection of manuscripts illuminating the
personal and professional lives of some of the most important figures in our country's
history. MO currently includes documents by:
(complete Rosenbach holdings) -- now online!
- You can also explore our Lincoln collections
(and share your thoughts) through our
21st-Century Abe web project.
(complete Rosenbach holdings)
(26 selected documents)
The Rosenbach intends to expand this database to include images of the
remaining Washington manuscripts as well as many, many more from the rest of
its American historical collections including Adams, Jefferson, Franklin,
Hancock, and more. Please visit this site in the future as it continues to grow.
The creation of this site was funded by
The Raab Collection
and document digitization was supported by the Raab Collection and an anonymous donor.
If you are interested in helping us add one or more pieces of American history to
this site, please contact us.
Use the Browse feature to view items in any of
the collections. Throughout your search, you can get help with search functions
by clicking the help link in the top navigation bar.