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Hungarian Fund One Dollar Certificate

Identifier: SpC MS 1859-sc

Content Description

The collection consists of an 1852 certificate, issued in New York, to support the Hungarian Fund. The fund was founded to raise money for an Independent Hungarian Government. The certificate is hand signed and numbered. It contains vignettes of a man and allegorical women.


  • Creation: 1852

Conditions Governing Access

No restriction on access.

Use Restrictions

Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher. No known restrictions.

Biographical Note

Lajos Kossuth, September 19, 1802–March 20, 1894, was a Hungarian nobleman, lawyer, journalist, politician, statesman and governor-president of the Kingdom of Hungary during the revolution of 1848–1849. He traveled to the United States and Britain to raise funds for an Independent Hungarian Government and hoped to return to Hungary to lead. (excerpted from ; accessed 9/27/2023)


1 folder (1 certificate, 10 x 20 cm.)

Language of Materials


Guide to the Hungarian Fund One Dollar Certificate
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
Peter Altmann
September 2023
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States