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Alexander Hamilton plan of a constitution for America

Title
Alexander Hamilton plan of a constitution for America, 1787.
Author
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804.
Supplementary Content
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volume 1Mixed materialRequest in advance MssCol 23121 volume 1Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Description
.21 linear foot (1 volume)
Subjects
Genre/Form
Constitutions.
Access (note)
  • Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
  • Digital images must be used in lieu of original volume.
Funding (note)
  • Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Source (note)
  • Donated by Alexander Hamilton (1816-1889) to the Astor Library in 1885.
Call Number
MssCol 23121
OCLC
900233760
Author
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804.
Title
Alexander Hamilton plan of a constitution for America, 1787.
Restricted Access
Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Digital images must be used in lieu of original volume.
Summary
Alexander Hamilton's autograph draft of a constitution for the United States government, 1787. Alexander Hamilton was an American statesman and the first United States Secretary of the Treasury. He was a New York delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The draft, in ten articles, is a more developed expression of the outline or plan of a constitution presented by Hamilton at the Constitutional Convention on June 18, 1787. While the document is undated, its text resembles that copied by James Madison, identified as being given to him by Hamilton at the close of the Convention in September, 1787. The document consists of 10 leaves with 18 pages of text, and 1 page of notes with title endorsement, bound in 1 volume.
Funding
Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Source
Donated by Alexander Hamilton (1816-1889) to the Astor Library in 1885.
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Occupation
Statesmen.
Research Call Number
MssCol 23121
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