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At a Glance
Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged chronologically.
Correspondence, manuscripts, memoranda, receipts, certificates, financial and legal documents, envelopes, clippings, pamphlets, and other printed materials dealing with social and family relationships, the sons' education, professions, and military careers, the Mexican-American War and the Civil War, real estate and financial matters, and with the deaths and bequests of various family members. Among the cataloged correspondents are: Alexander Hamilton, John Church Hamilton, Gen. Schuyler Hamilton, Ralph Isaacs Ingersoll, Charles Augustus Peabody, Gen. J. Fred Pierson, Gen. Winfield Scott, Martin Van Buren, and a manuscript by George Washington.
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 is located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
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); Hamilton Family Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Marie H.M. Barrett, 1988 & 1991.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Source of acquisition--Barrett, Marie H.M. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--02/13/88. Accession number--M-88-02-13.
Papers: Source of acquisition--Barrett, Marie H.M. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--10/09/91. Accession number--M-91-10-09.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Processed HR 04/--/88.
Papers Processed HR 10/25/91.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Alexander Hamilton, 1757-1804, American Revolutionary leader and the first Secretary of the Treasury, 1789-1795, and his descendants, primarily his son and biographer John Church Hamilton, 1792-1882, his children, and Mrs J.C. Hamilton's family, the Van den Heuvel family of New York City.