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Guide to the Alexander Morgan Hamilton Family Photograph Collection
[1895]-1948, n.d.
(Bulk 1905-1948)
 PR 103

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on December 13, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series I: Scrapbooks

Scope and Contents note

Series I dates from ca. 1923 to 1948; it is arranged chronologically. The scrapbooks of Elizabeth and Alexander Hamilton document their social lives and Alexander Hamilton's political career. The two scrapbooks from ca. 1923 and 1930-1934 predate Elizabeth Hamilton's marriage to Alexander Hamilton in 1935, and contain a variety of clippings which document Elizabeth's early elopement with C. Egerton Warburton and later marriage to John Wanamaker, Jr., as well as her participation in Philadelphia society and John Wanamaker's boating activities. Later scrapbooks from 1935-1936 and 1936-1948 contain clippings related to Alexander Hamilton's divorce from Katherine Comly Hamilton and immediate marriage to Elizabeth Hamilton.

The Hamilton family's movements in society were often followed by the press, and newspaper clippings from the society pages are abundant in these scrapbooks. Also present are personal mementos, such as dried flowers from the couple's wedding, greeting cards, telegrams and personal photographs. Several of the scrapbooks, dating from 1934-1948 contain clippings which track the political careers of Alexander Hamilton and his brothers, Laurens and Pierpont Hamilton. One scrapbook dating from 1937-1947 concerns itself almost entirely with the Thirlstane Ranch in Maine, the Holsteins that William P. Hamilton raised there, and the elder Hamiltons' participation in the community. The clippings and other textual materials from the scrapbooks have been photocopied; the photocopies are located in Box 6. Researchers are encouraged to use these photocopies as surrogates due to the fragile nature of the originals.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Scrapbook: Photographs, telegrams and clippings relating to Elizabeth Peltz's marriage to C. Egerton Warburton and to Philadelphia society

General note

See also: Box 6, folder 3

[1923]
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Scrapbook: Photographs and clippings on Elizabeth P. Warburton's marriage to John Wanamaker, Jr., boat racing and Philadelphia society

General note

See also: Box 6, folder 4

1930-1934
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Scrapbook: Clippings relating to Alexander Hamilton's political career, Laurens Hamilton and the Republican Party

General note

See also: Box 6, folder 5

1934-1935
Box: 3 Scrapbook: Photographs, correspondence and clippings on the wedding of Elizabeth and Alexander Hamilton and Hamilton's political career

General note

See also: Box 6, folder 6

1935-1936
Box: 4 Scrapbook: Clippings on Elizabeth and Alexander Hamilton, Pierpont Hamilton, and New York society

General note

See also: Box 6, folder 7

1936-1948
Box: 5 Scrapbook: Clippings relating to Thirlstane Ranch in Salisbury Cove, Maine, owned by William P. Hamilton

General note

See also: Box 6, folder 8

1937-1947
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Photocopies of clippings from Scrapbook in Box 1
[1923]
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Photocopies of clippings from Scrapbook in Box 2, folder 1
1930-1934
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Photocopies of clippings from Scrapbook in Box 2, folder 2
1934-1935
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Photocopies of clippings from Scrapbook in Box 3
1935-1936
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Photocopies of clippings from Scrapbook in Box 4
1936-1948
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Photocopies of clippings from Scrapbook in Box 5
1937-1947

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