IDI began work in August 2013 on an extraordinary scanning project for publisher Adam Matthew at The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
The Gilder Lehrman Collection is considered one of the nation’s great archives of American history and the Collection contains some of America’s most important historical documents, such as one of the original twelve copies of the signed Declaration of Independence and the Emancipation Proclamation indian cialis.

Publisher, Adam Matthew, awarded the digitization project to IDI in August this year. Adam Matthew ( publishes unique primary source collections from archives around the world. Their award winning collections span the social sciences and humanities and cover a multitude of topics ranging from medieval manuscripts to 20th century popular culture.

The Gilder Lehrman Collection is a unique archive of primary sources in American history. It includes more than 60,000 letters, diaries, maps, pamphlets, books, photographs and ephemera that document the political, social and economic history of the United States.

Adam Matthew will publish the vast majority of the collection in two parts. Part 1, containing material from 1493-1859 will be released in late 2014.

The following are some of the documents that IDI is digitizing for the Adam Matthew project.

Columbus Reports On His First Voyage Christopher Columbus’ Letter to Ferdinand and Isabella 1493

Upon his return to Spain after discovering the American continent, Christopher Columbus wrote a long letter to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella describing his momentous journey. Originally written in Spanish by Columbus, it was sent to Rome where it was translated into Latin. The Latin printing of this letter announced the existence of the American continent throughout Europe. In the letter Columbus describes the land and its natives and also declares that the land could easily be conquered by Spain.