Accessions recorded by Thomas and Baldwin, October 1829 - A page in the Society’s Donation Book with entries by Isaiah Thomas, followed by Christopher Columbus Baldwin’s. They spent the first of four days working together on October 14, 1829, in preparation for the Society’s annual meeting. “Assist Isaiah Thomas, L.L.D. President of the A.A.S. in making an account of books given to the [Society] within the year,” wrote Baldwin in his diary.  As Baldwin moved into the antiquarian world, he began to surround himself with objects having historical associations and consciously changed his handwriting to echo the “black letter type” characteristic of early printing.  Donations to the American Antiquarian Society with the Names of its Benefactors, March 1813–October 15, 1829, 35. Folio vol. 17.1. AAS Archives.

The Amerian Antiquarian Society, 1812-2012 - A View at the Bicentennial
A Palmy State of Prosperity - Christopher Columbus Baldwin, 1831-1837 & Maturin L. Fisher, Interim Appointment