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Questions Raised About Sale Of Famous Political Collection

Questions Raised About Sale Of Famous Political Collection

An influential city lawyer is questioning the University of Hartford's legal authority to sell an extraordinary collection of American political memorabilia and wants U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly to open an inquiry.

The written request by Hartford defense lawyer Hubert J. Santos for an investigation by the U.S. Attorney's civil division could interrupt the school's effort to collect $4 million or more from the sale of what is known as the J. Doyle DeWitt Collection. The collection holds tens of thousands of American presidential campaign artifacts and is said to be second only to the Smithsonian Institution collection in historical significance.

The proposed sale, reported...

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