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Guide to the Papers of Nathaniel Pendleton
  MS 483

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© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Gabrielle Sanchez

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on April 11, 2017
Description is in English.

Scope and Content Note

The papers of Nathaniel Pendleton consist of correspondence, licenses and certificates, land papers, legal and financial documents, and a few family papers, 1767-1867, of jurist and Revolutionary War officer Nathaniel Pendleton of Virginia, Georgia, and New York City. Also included are documents related to Pendleton's role as Alexander Hamilton's second in his duel with Aaron Burr in 1804, maps and papers of Pendleton's father-in-law, Dr. John Bard of New York City, and papers of Pendleton's son, Edmund H. Pendleton.


The collection is organized into the following seven series:

  1. Series I. Correspondence, 1782-1820
  2. Series II. Legal and Real Estate documents, Receipts and Notes, 1785-1833, n.d.
  3. Series III. Licenses to Practice Law, 1785-1833, n.d.
  4. Series IV. Edmund Henry Pendleton Papers, 1785-1867, n.d.
  5. Series V. John Bard Papers, 1772-1820, n.d.
  6. Series VI. Alexander Hamilton Papers, 1793-1813, n.d.
  7. Series VII. Indentures, 1762-1798

The materials are arranged chronologically within each series.