Hamilton, Alexander (c.1757-1804)

4 folders

This collection is stored at Firestone Library.

Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room .

Collection Creator: De Coppet, Andre, 1892-1953..

Dates: 1777-1800.

Extent: 4 folders

Languages: English.

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Alexander Hamilton was a lawyer, politician, and the first secretary of the Treasury of the United States. The letters and documents in this series are primarily concerned with his work as secretary of the Treasury and include circular letters distributed to collectors across the United States and multiple letters to officers at the Bank of New York (which he founded in 1784). A few of the items relate to his work as a lawyer as well as his military service. The items are arranged in three files: Letters, Circular Letters, and Documents.

Preferred Citation

Hamilton, Alexander (c.1757-1804); 1777-1800; Andre De Coppet Collection, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

    Title Date Container
    Letters 1777 June 30-1800 May 26 Explore Multiple Containers
    Circular Letters 1789 November 20-1794 June 17 Explore Multiple Containers
    Documents 1778 April 11-1797 July 6 Explore Multiple Containers

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