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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2191

Alexander Hamilton correspondence and documents


Correspondence and documents pertaining to U.S. Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton.


  • 1777-1800

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Includes letters from Hamilton as Sec. of the U.S. Treasury to diplomat William Short, letter to Hamilton from William Bradford, and other materials.

Biographical / Historical

Hamilton was the first Secretary of the Treasury for the United States.


Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

57M-214. Deposited by Thomas S. Lamont, Esq. 23 Wall Street New York 8, New York; received: 1958 May 28,

gift: 1962 Sept. 12.

Digitization Funding

Collections and items have been digitized with the generous support of The Polonsky Foundation.

Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804. Alexander Hamilton correspondence and documents, 1777-1800: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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