Alexander Hamilton - The Man Who Made Modern America
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Below you will find a list of all items included in the Alexander Hamilton exhibition. Each item is included beneath the name of the gallery in which it may be found at the exhibition.

His World: Portraits
His Vision: Documents and Artifacts

Iconic documents

Immigrant

Soldier

Lawmaker

Economist

Activist

Futurist
The Duel
Hamilton & The New-York Historical Society Bicentennial Rotunda



His World: Portraits

John Adams (1735-1826)
Attributed to Bass Otis (1784-1861)
Oil on wood, undated
New-York Historical Society
Gift of Thomas Jefferson Bryan

William Bayard (1761-1826)
Copy after Trumbull, possibly by William Dunlap (1766-1839)
Oil on canvas, circa 1818-1820
New-York Historical Society
Gift of Mrs. W. Bayard Cutting

Egbert Benson (1746-1833)
Gilbert Stuart (1755-1824)
Oil on wood panel, 1805 or later
New-York Historical Society
Gift of Robert Benson, Jr.

Aaron Burr (1756-1836)
John Vanderlyn (1775-1852)
Oil on canvas, 1802
New-York Historical Society
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell

Aaron Burr, 1834
James Van Dyck (active in New York City 1834-1836, 1843)
Oil on wood panel
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell

Theodosia Burr (Mrs. Joseph Alston, 1783-1813)
John Vanderlyn (1775-1852)
Oil on canvas, 1802
New-York Historical Society
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell

Angelica Schuyler Church (Mrs. John Church, 1756-1815), a child, and servant
John Trumbull (1756-1843)
Oil on canvas, circa 1785
Courtesy Belvidere Trust

DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828)
John Wesley Jarvis (1780-1840)
Oil on canvas, circa 1816
New-York Historical Society
Bequest of Rosalie Mercein and Emilie Mercein Heiser

George Clinton (1739-1812)
Ezra Ames (1768-1836)
Oil on canvas, 1814
New-York Historical Society
Gift of George Clinton Tallmadge

William Coleman (1766-1829)
Attributed to William Dunlap (1766-1839)
Oil on wood panel, 1810
New-York Historical Society
Gift of David L. Osborn

Rev. Myles Cooper (1737-1785)
S. B. Hutchings; after John Singleton Copley (1738-1815)
Oil on canvas, 1820
New-York Historical Society
Gift of Nicholas William Stuyvesant

James Duane (1733-1797)
Robert E. Pine (1730-1788)
Oil on canvas, 1784
New-York Historical Society

Mary Livingston Duane (Mrs. James Duane, 1738-1821)
Ralph Earl (1751-1801)
Oil on canvas, 1787
New-York Historical Society

Albert Gallatin (1761-1849)
William Henry Powell (1823-1879)
Oil on canvas, 1843
New-York Historical Society
Gift of the artist

Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)
John Trumbull (1756-1843)
Oil on canvas, after 1804
New-York Historical Society
Gift of Thomas Jefferson Bryan

Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)
John Trumbull (1756-1843)
Oil on canvas, 1792
On loan from the collection of Credit Suisse First Boston

Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)
Erastus Dow Palmer (1817-1904)
Marble, 1862
Albany Institute of History & Art

Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton (Mrs. Alexander Hamilton, 1757-1854)
Ralph Earl (1751-1801)
Oil on canvas, 1787
Museum of the City of New York, Gift of Mrs. Alexander Hamilton and General Pierpont Morgan Hamilton

Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton (Mrs. Alexander Hamilton, 1757-1854), 1825
Henry Inman (1801-1846)
Watercolor on Ivory
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mrs. Alexander Hamilton

Dr. David Hosack (1769-1835)
Augustus G. Heaton (1844-1930); after John Trumbull (1756-1843)
Oil on canvas, 1910
New-York Historical Society
Gift of the artist

John Jay (1745-1829)
Joseph Wright (1756-1793)
Oil on canvas, 1786
New-York Historical Society
Gift of John Pintard

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
Jean Antoine Houdon (1741-1828)
Plaster bust, 1789
New-York Historical Society
Gift of Mrs. Laura Wolcott Gibbs

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860)
Oil on canvas, 1805
New-York Historical Society
Gift of Thomas Jefferson Bryan

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
Asher Brown Durand (1796-1886); after Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828)
Oil on canvas, circa 1835
New-York Historical Society
Gift of the New-York Gallery of Fine Arts

Rufus King (1755-1827)
Unidentified artist
Oil on sheet metal, ca. 1810
New-York Historical Society
Gift of Emily H. Suydam

Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834)
Unidentified artist; after Joseph Bose
Oil on canvas, 1785-90
New-York Historical Society
Gift of General Ebenezer Stevens

Robert Livingston (1745-1813)
Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828)
Oil on canvas, circa 1794
New-York Historical Society
Gift of Goodhue Livingston, Jr.

Mrs. James "Dolley" Madison (1768-1849)
Bass Otis (1784-1861)
Oil on canvas, circa. 1817
New-York Historical Society
Gift of Thomas Jefferson Bryan

James Madison (1751-1836)
Asher Brown Durand (1796-1886), after Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828)
Oil on canvas, 1835
New-York Historical Society
Gift of the New York Gallery of Fine Arts

John Marshall (1755-1835)
James Reid Lambdin (1807-1889); copy after Inman
Oil on canvas, after 1831
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Gouverneur Morris (1752-1816)
Ezra Ames (1768-1836)
Oil on canvas, circa 1815
New-York Historical Society
Gift of Stephen Van Rensselaer

Robert Morris (1734-1806)
John Wesley Jarvis (1780-1840); after Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828)
Oil on canvas, circa 1810
New-York Historical Society
Gift of Thomas Morris

James Rivington (ca. 1724-1802)
Ezra Ames (1768-1836); after Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828)
Oil on canvas, 1806
New-York Historical Society
Gift of Dr. Samuel C. Ellis

Catherine Van Rensselaer Schuyler (Mrs. Philip Schuyler, 1734-1803)
Thomas McIlworth, active 1757-1767
Oil on canvas, c. 1760
New-York Historical Society
Bequest of Philip Schuyler

Ambrose Spencer (1765-1848)
John Wesley Jarvis (1780-1840)
Oil on canvas, circa 1818
New-York Historical Society
Gift of Marshall S. Bidwell

George Washington (1732-1799)
Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860)
Oil on canvas, 1853
New-York Historical Society
Bequest of Miss Caroline Phelps Stokes

Martha Washington (1731-1802)
Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860)
Oil on canvas, 1853
New-York Historical Society
Bequest of Miss Caroline Phelps Stokes

Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (1760-1833)
Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828)
Oil on canvas, circa 1820
Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of George Gibbs

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His Vision: Documents and Artifacts

Cylinder Desk, belonged to Alexander Hamilton
Mahogany, satinwood, pine, brass, circa 1800
Museum of the City of New York, Gift of Mrs. Alexander Hamilton and General Pierpont Morgan Hamilton

Cabriole Armchairs, belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Hamilton
Mahogany, ash, with modern upholstery, 1790-1800
Museum of the City of New York, Gift of Mrs. Alexander Hamilton and General Pierpont Morgan Hamilton

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His Vision: Iconic documents

Letter from Alexander Hamilton to Edward Stevens, St. Croix, November 11, 1769
Library of Congress, Manuscript Division

Payroll of the Colony Company of Artillery Commanded by Alexander Hamilton March 1 to April 1, 1776
New-York Historical Society, Alexander McDougall Papers

Handwritten notes, Rutgers vs. Waddington, 1784
Alexander Hamilton
Daniel Burke Library, Hamilton College

New-York Manumission Society Minutes, January 2, 1785-November 21, 1787
New-York Historical Society

Notes of Hamilton's speech at Constitutional Convention, June 29,1787
Rufus King (1755-1827)
New-York Historical Society, Rufus King Papers

The Constitution, draft, August 6, 1787
The Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the New-York Historical Society

Constitution of the United States
Printed September 17, 1787
Inscribed: For Jonathan Williams, Esq. from B[enjamin] Franklin
The Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the New-York Historical Society

The Federalist: A Collection of Essays
Written in favour of the new Constitution as agreed upon by the Federal Convention, September 16, 1787
Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay
First edition, 1788 , two volumes
New-York Historical Society, Gift of John Pintard

Letter from Alexander Hamilton to Robert R. Livingston, March 22, 1789
New-York Historical Society, Robert R. Livingston Papers

Letter from Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of Treasury, August 4, 1791
Autographed
The Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the New-York Historical Society

Subscription Book of the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures, circa 1792
Courtesy of the Passaic County Historical Society, Gledhill Collection

Draft fragment of George Washington's Farewell Address, c. August 1796
Alexander Hamilton
Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

"Observations on Certain Documents" [The Maria Reynolds Affair], 1797
Alexander Hamilton
New-York Historical Society, Gift of John Pintard

Letter from Alexander Hamilton to Harrison G. Otis, December 23, 1800
The Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the New-York Historical Society

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His Vision: Immigrant

Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the Years 1766 & 1767 (republished 1776)
Bernard Ratzer
New-York Historical Society

Hamilton drawn from life, Jan[uary] 11, 1773
Photograph of miniature portrait and inscription
Artist unknown
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

School exercises, The Iliad of Homer (1772-1775)
Library of Congress, Manuscripts Division

View of Christiansted from the Sea, 1825
Photograph of Painting, Original in Danish National Library
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, HABS, VI.1 CHRIS, 13

Nicholas Cruger, (1743-1800)
Photograph of watercolor and ink miniature portrait
Artist unknown, circa 1780
National Historic Site, Museum Collections
Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands

Alexander McDougall Waste-book
June 1, 1767-January 8, 1771
New-York Historical Society

Slave leg chains, circa 1760
Hand wrought iron
The Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the New York Historical Society

Sugar bowl, circa 1790
Silver, made by John Adam
New-York Historical Society
Gift of Mrs. Nathaniel McLean Sage

Elias Boudinot L. L. D. (1740-1821)
Engraving by J. W. Paradise based on a painting by Waldo & Jewett
New-York Historical Society

A Full Vindication of the Measures of Congress, 1774
Alexander Hamilton
Signed: A friend to America
Published by James Rivington, New York
New-York Historical Society

The Farmer Refuted, 1775
Alexander Hamilton
Signed: A sincere friend of America
Published by James Rivington, New York
New-York Historical Society

Hamilton Addressing the Mob, 1884
Howard Pyle (1853-1911)
Watercolor, black ink, and gouache, on card, 1884
New-York Historical Society
Gift of George A. Zabriskie

Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton (Mrs. Alexander Hamilton, 1757-1854), 1857
After Ralph Earl (1751-1801)
Engraving
New-York Historical Society

Letter from Alexander Hamilton to Elizabeth Schuyler, October 5, 1780
The Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the New-York Historical Society

Major General Philip Schuyler (1733-1803)
John Trumbull (1756-1843)
Oil on wood panel, 1792
New-York Historical Society
Bequest of Major Philip Schuyler

Model of The Mediator (c. 1741), 1989
Wood and fabric
Courtesy of The Mariners' Museum, Newport News, VA

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His Vision: Soldier

United States Flag, circa 1781
Wool, cotton
New-York Historical Society

Declaration of Independence, circa July 18, 1776
Broadside, John Gill Printing, Boston
The Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the New- York Historical Society

The American Rattle Snake, April 12, 1782
British cartoon attributed to James Gillray (1756-1815)
New-York Historical Society, Hyde Collection

Hamilton's Report of Troop Strength in his Company, October 1776
The Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the New-York Historical Society

Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Hamilton, Aide de Camp to George Washington, 1777
Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827)
Watercolor on ivory
Museum of the City of New York, Gift of Philip and Dolores Grieve

Portrait of Alexander Hamilton in the Trenches, circa 1857
Alonzo Chappel (1829-1887)
Oil on canvas
Museum of the City of New York, Gift of Mrs. Alexander Hamilton and General Pierpont Morgan Hamilton

Letter from Alexander Hamilton to Robert R. Livingston, June 28, 1777
New-York Historical Society, Robert R. Livingston Papers

Cannonball, 1760-1783
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Dr. William S. Thomas

Grapeshot excavated at Fort Ticonderoga, 1750-1783
New-York Historical Society, Excavated by the Field Exploration Committee

British-made Musket with bayonet, 1765-1775
Wood, iron, brass
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mrs. William R. Tarbox

Map of the Battle of Yorktown in October 1781 (Printed February 1782)
Major Sebastian Bauman
The Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the New-York Historical Society

Letter from Marquis de Lafayette to Alexander Hamilton, November 28, 1780
The Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the New-York Historical Society

Society of the Cincinnati badge, 1784
Duval and Francastel, jewelers
Gold and enamel
Worn by Ebenezer Stevens
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Frederick Gallatin

Alexander Hamilton's Commission as Inspector General of the Army, July 19, 1789
Signed by President John Adams
The Library of Congress, Manuscript Division

The Times: A Political Portrait, 1798
Engraving
New-York Historical Society

List of applicants for new regular army under the administration of President John Adams, undated
George Washington and Alexander Hamilton
Daniel Burke Library, Hamilton College
Presented to the Hon. Elihu Root, Secretary of War, June 1, 1901
By Alan McLane Hamilton, son of Philip and grandson of Alexander Hamilton

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His Vision: Lawmaker

Signing of the Constitution, undated
Thomas Pritchard Rossiter (1817-1871)
Oil on canvas
Fraunces Tavern © Museum, New York City

Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804), 1793
Giuseppe Ceracchi (1751-1802)
Marble bust
New-York Historical Society, Gift of James Gore King

Hamilton portrayed as a Roman senator. Such neoclassical sculptures, evocative of the Roman republic, were very much the fashion in the late 18th century.

United States Constitution
Broadside, Albany, September 17, 1787
The Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the New-York Historical Society

John Lansing (1754-1829), 1888
Albert Rosenthal (1863-1939)
Etching
New-York Historical Society

The Federalist, No. 1
New York Packet, October 30, 1787
New-York Historical Society

Federal Ship "Hamilton"
Graphic reproduction from History of the City of New York
By Martha Lamb, A. S. Barnes & Co., 1877
New-York Historical Society

Hamilton's Docket of Legal Cases
February 24, 1784
Docket in the hand of Alexander Hamilton, mounted in bound volume
New-York Historical Society, Alexander Hamilton Papers

Certificate to practice law before U.S. Circuit Court, April 6, 1796
Signed: Edward Dunscomb
Library of Congress, Manuscript Division

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His Vision: Economist

Tontine Coffee House, c. 1800
Francis Guy (1760-1820)
Oil on linen
New-York Historical Society

Payroll record for Captain Alexander Hamilton, New York Artillery Company, August 1776- May 1777
Library of Congress, Manuscript Division

Letter from Alexander Hamilton to Marquis de Barbé-Marbois, October 12, 1780
The Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the New-York Historical Society

Federal Hall, New York City, 1798
Archibald Robertson (1765-1835)
Graphite, watercolor, pen and ink on paper
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Sophia Minton

Various notes of paper money
Colony of New York, February 16, 1771
New York Waterworks, March 5, 1776
State of Pennsylvania, May 20, 1777 and June 1780
Museum of American Financial History, New York City

"Exact Table" of Exchange, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1765
Museum of American Financial History, New York City

Spanish Two Reales Coin, 1739
Mexico City
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Susan Mount

New Jersey Copper, 1786
Rahway, New Jersey
New-York Historical Society

Fugio Cent, 1787
New Haven, CT
New-York Historical Society

United States silver dollar, 1795
New-York Historical Society

Handwritten draft of First Report on the Further Provision Necessary for Establishing Public Credit, c. December 1790
Library of Congress, Manuscript Division

What Think Ye of Congress Now?
Etching, c. 1790
New-York Historical Society

Handwritten draft regarding Report on United States Bank, c. 1790
Library of Congress, Manuscript Division

Northeast corner of Wall and William Streets, 1798
Archibald Robertson (1765-1835)
Ink, watercolor washes and graphite on paper
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Sophia Minton

Petition for Bank Charter, February 10, 1785
The Bank of New York Archives

Maquette for Statue of Alexander Hamilton, 1831
Robert Ball Hughes (1806-1868)
Plaster
Museum of the City of New York, Gift of Mrs. Alexander Hamilton and General Pierpont Morgan Hamilton

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His Vision: Activist

George Washington's Farewell Address
Broadside, 17 September 1796
Published by T. Bensley, London
Fraunces Tavern © Museum, New York City

Note about drafting Washington's Farewell Address
Alexander Hamilton, September 4, 1796
Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

A Letter from Phocion to the Considerate Citizens of New-York, 1784
[Alexander Hamilton]
New-York Historical Society

Letters of Pacificus: Written in Justification of the President's Proclamation of Neutrality, 1796
[Alexander Hamilton]
New-York Historical Society

A Defence of the Treaty of Amity, Commerce and Navigation, 1795
"Camillus" [Alexander Hamilton]
New-York Historical Society

Portable desk used by Alexander Hamilton
Spanish mahogany and brass fittings, undated
Daniel Burke Library, Hamilton College, Gift of Alexander Hamilton's grandson

The New-York Evening Post, November 24, 1801
New-York Historical Society

Letter from Aaron Burr to Thomas Jefferson, April 21, 1801
The Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the New-York Historical Society

Congressional Pugilists, February 15, 1798
Engraving
New-York Historical Society

Letter from Alexander Hamilton, Concerning the Public Conduct and Character of John Adams, Esq., President of the United States, October 1800
Alexander Hamilton
New-York Historical Society

A Genuine View of the Parties in an Affair of Honor, July 31, 1802
Engraving
New-York Historical Society

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His Vision: Futurist

Passaic Falls, Spring, c. 1839
Thomas W. Whitley (active 1835-1863)
Oil on panel
From the Collections of The New Jersey Historical Society, Newark, New Jersey

Handwritten Draft for Report on Manufacturers, 1791
Alexander Hamilton
Library of Congress, Manuscripts Division

Falls of the Passaic in New Jersey, October 1, 1794
William Strickland (1753-1834)
Pencil on paper
New-York Historical Society, Gift of the Rev. J.E. Strickland

Share of Stock in Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures, c. 1791-92
Signed: William Duer
Museum of American Financial History, New York City

Minute Book, Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures, 1791-92
Courtesy of the Paterson Museum

Pitcher, one of a pair presented to Joseph Curtis by the New York Manumission Society, 1817
Joel Sayre (1778-1818)
Silver
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Clive Mecklem

Slave shackles, c. 1800
Wrought iron
The Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the New-York Historical Society

New-York African Free School Records: Vol. I, Regulations, By-Laws and Reports (1817-1832)
New-York Historical Society

New-York African Free School Records: Vol. IV, Penmanship and Drawing Studies (1816-1826)
New-York Historical Society

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The Duel

Correspondence of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, 1804
Collection of manuscripts, compiled by William Coleman, editor of the New-York Evening Post
New-York Historical Society

Duel arrangements, July 11, 1804
New-York Historical Society, Nathaniel Pendleton Papers

Draft of Alexander Hamilton's farewell letter to his wife, July 4, 1804
Library of Congress, Manuscript Division

Case:
Hamilton-Burr Dueling Pistols
Wogdon gunsmiths, London, England, c. 1797
Courtesy of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Letter from Angelica Church to her brother Philip J. Schuyler, July 11, 1804
The Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the New-York Historical Society

Funeral Line of March
New York Evening Post, July 17, 1804
New-York Historical Society

Mourning ring, 1805
Gold, hair
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mr. B. Pendleton Rogers

Letter from Elizabeth Hamilton to Nathaniel Pendleton, June 21, 1805
New-York Historical Society, Nathaniel Pendleton Papers

Bill from Dr. David Hosack to the estate of General Hamilton, August 8, 1805
New-York Historical Society, Nathaniel Pendleton Papers

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Hamilton & New-York Historical Society Bicentennial Rotunda

Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804), 1809
John Dixey (active 1789-1820) after bust by Ceracchi
Painted plaster
New-York Historical Society, Gift of the artist

DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828), 1817
William John Coffee (1774-circa 1846)
Portrait bust
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mr. John Pintard

Dr. David Hosack (1769-1835), ca. 1825-30
John Henry Isaac Browere (1790-1834)
Painted plaster bust
New-York Historical Society, Gift of John Wakefield Thomas

Albert Gallatin (1761-1849), 1930
James Earle Fraser (1876-1953)
Bronze
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mr. Rolaz Horace Gallatin

John Pintard (1759-1844), 1817
John Trumbull (1756-1843)
Oil on canvas
New-York Historical Society, Commissioned from the artist by the New-York Historical Society

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