BWW Preview: New York Antiquarian Book Fair to Present THE ALEXANDER HAMILTON COLLECTION - Original Letters, Documents And Imprints, 3/9-12

A unique collection of original letters, documents and imprints relating to the life and times of Alexander Hamilton-the orphan immigrant founding father who fought for independence, founded our financial system, and fostered a government capable of surviving internal factions and foreign foes-will be unveiled at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair, March 9-12, at the Park Avenue Armory, booths E 33-35.

The Alexander Hamilton Collection contains hundreds of documents from leaders, soldiers, citizens and the press, written when the Revolutionary War and Founding were current events. The Collection includes powerful letters and documents of Hamilton, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Aaron Burr, among many others.

Highlights include:

  • Hamilton's documents relating to several duel threats, a habit that did not end well
  • Hamilton's greatest love letter to Eliza, laced with sexual innuendo;
  • Hamilton's letter rallying to defeat Jefferson after Washington declined a third term (his tune changed four years laterwhen his more dangerous nemesis Burr was on the stage);
  • a lock of Hamilton's hair, preserved in his family for generations

Hours:

Preview, Thur March 9: 5-9pm

Fri March 10: noon-8pm

Sat March 11: noon-7pm

Sun March 12: noon-5pm


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