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At a Glance
Arranged. Copies in part.
Papers of John Church Hamilton, consisting of transcripts of his father's letters and papers, and his own notes, drafts, and manuscripts of his biography of his father, THE LIFE OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON, and of his HISTORY OF THE REPUBLIC. The collection is of particular importance because it contains copies of letters for which the location of the originals is unknown since the time when John Church Hamilton made his transcripts. These include letters from generals of the Continental Army, from the French Expeditionary forces, and from others who played important roles in the American Revolution and the period which followed.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection has no restrictions.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); John C. Hamilton Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Type of reproduction--Copies in part
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Swan, William H. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1969. Accession number--M-69.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/1989.
2022-07-06 PDF replaced with encoded finding aid. kws
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Historian. John C. Hamilton was the son of Alexander Hamilton.