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Lotteries
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Coll #: 1024
Date: 1714-1980
Location: Roller Shelf 1:6:7
This collection is comprised of lottery tickets, advertisements, prize breakdowns and drawing schedules from around the world. There are 3 lottery tickets dated 1714 and 1715 the proceeds of which were to finance the cutting of a canal in Connecticut; an announcement of a lottery to be held for household goods in 18th century England; and several other lottery tickets and drawing schedules from 18th and 19th century United States and Europe. There is also included in this collection an undated deck of 25 cards called the Hands of Poker printed in London, England, and a letter from the Postmaster General announcing a new law making it illegal to mail lottery information dated in 1876.