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Files relating to the research and writing of the historian Frank Monaghan. Alexander Hamilton Bicentennial Commission Papers are files for 1954-1955 and 1960. These consist of Monaghan's correspondence with historians, archivists, and others concerned with the work of the Commission. In addition to Monaghan's bibliographical notes and his notes on Hamilton's correspondents, there are typescript copies of letters between Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton, and their seconds preceding their duel, and an incomplete series of typescript copies of excerpts from Hamilton's letters illustrating his thoughts on individuals and concepts for names and concepts beginning with the letters M and N. Also, several papers written by others and submitted to Monaghan. The John Jay Files include numerous typescript copies of letters to and from John Jay. The Frank Monaghan Files include correspondence, notes, and drafts of the first chapter of Monaghan's book JOHN JAY, DEFENDER OF LIBERTY.
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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.
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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); Frank Monaghan papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Monaghan, Mrs. Frank. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1969. Accession number--M-69.
Publications About Described Materials
Monaghan, Frank. John Jay, defender of liberty against kings & peoples, author of the Constitution & governor of New York, president of the Continental Congress, co-author of the Federalist, negotiator of the peace of 1785 & the Jay Treaty of 1794, first chief justice of the United States. New York : The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1935.
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Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.
2022-10-17 Content list published (JR)
History / Biographical Note
Frank Monaghan (Cornell University B.A. 1927, M.S. 1928) was a Professor of History at New York University.