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John C. Hamilton papers, 1779-1851

Series I: John C. Hamilton papers

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Box 1 Washington transcriptions

A total of 414 foolscap pages, transcriptions of George Washington's correspondence in 1779 with John Jay and the Continental Congress, the Board of War, his staff, and foreign dignitaries. Some of the originals have disappeared since these transcripts were made; this material is therefore of equal importance to the Jared Sparks papers (at Harvard), for the history of this portion of the Revolution. The transcripts are clearly written on good paper; each is docketed. Hamilton at this time was Washington's aide-de-camp



Box 2 Washington transcriptions

A total of 409 foolscap pages, transcriptions of George Washington's correspondence in 1780 with Congress, the Army, and others. Alexander Hamilton was Washington's aide-de-camp at the time



Box 3 Washington transcriptions

A total of 145 foolscap pages, transcriptions of George Washington's correspondence in 1781 (Jan.-April); Hamilton was Washington's aide-de-camp at this time



Box 4 Washington transcriptions

Transcripts (251 pp. foolscap) of Washington's correspondence in 177; 295 pp. for 1778 - a total of 546 pages. Hamilton was Washington's aide-de-camp at this time



Box 5 Hamilton transcriptions

Alexander Hamilton's correspondence, transcripts, 1765-1783. 354 pieces, each docketed



Box 6 Hamilton transcriptions

Alexander Hamilton's correspondence, transcripts, 1784-1792. 604 pieces, each docketed



Box 7 Hamilton transcriptions

Alexander Hamilton's correspondence, transcripts, 1793-1797. 652 pieces, each docketed



Box 8 Hamilton transcriptions

Alexander Hamilton's correspondence, transcripts, 1793-1799. 533 pieces, each docketed



Box 9 Hamilton transcriptions

Alexander Hamilton's correspondence, transcripts, 1800-1804, and undated. 377 pieces, each docketed



Box 10 "The Life of Alexander Hamilton" manuscript

Ms. of John Church Hamilton's "The Life of Alexander Hamilton," (New York, 1840, 2 vols.). Chapters 2-29, each in a separate folder; J.C. Hamilton's original Ms., heavily corrected. Two volumes of the biography appeared as "The History of the Republic of the United States of America, as traced in the writings of Alexander Hamilton and His Contemporaries," (New York, 1857-60, 6 vols.)



Box 11 "The Life of Alexander Hamilton" manuscript

Chapters 30-49, each in a separate folder



Box 12 "The Life of Alexander Hamilton" manuscript

Chapters 50-59, each in a separate folder



Box 13 "The Life of Alexander Hamilton" manuscript

Chapters 60-79, each in a separate folder



Box 14 "The Life of Alexander Hamilton" manuscript

Chapters 80-99, each in a separate folder



Box 15 "The Life of Alexander Hamilton" manuscript

Chapters 100-129, each in a separate folder



Box 16 "The Life of Alexander Hamilton" manuscript

Chapters 130-167, each in a separate folder



Box 17 "The History of the Republic" manuscript

Eleven drafts of chapters in Vols. 3 and 4 of "The History of the Republic," each in a separate folder



Box 18 "The History of the Republic" manuscript

Unpaged Ms. of "The History," and also material for J.C. Hamilton's edition of Alexander Hamilton's "Works," (N.Y., 1850-51, 7 vols.)



Box 19 "The History of the Republic" manuscript

Unpaged Ms. of "The History." Some of this appears to be early drafts, and there are also notes for composition and queries about inclusion of material. A Number of handwritings are represented. There are also pages of J.C. Hamilton's "Life" revised for the later "History," and some corrected proof of the "History."



Box 20 "The History of the Republic" manuscript

Unpaged Ms. of the "History," (drafts), Ms. for Alexander Hamilton's "Works," and some of J.C. Hamilton's notes and working papers in his original wrappers.



Box 21 "The History of the Republic" manuscript

Unpaged Ms. of the "History," and Ms. for the "Works," with notes and some proof



Box 22 Drafts and working papers

Drafts and working papers for J.C. Hamilton's projects and some correspondence of his business papers; several newspapers (1840s)



Box 23 Hamilton transcriptions

Transcripts of Hamilton's correspondence, each docketed. (Used by J.C. Hamilton in his edition of the "Works")



Box 24 Hamilton transcriptions

Six folders of transcriptions of letters to and from Alexander Hamilton, copies of other Revolutionary or Federal materials, lists of correspondences, in J.C. Hamilton's hand.