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Guide to the Ray Family Papers
1794 - 1889
 MS 513

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Ray Family Papers
Dates: 1794-1889
Abstract: The Ray Family was a prominent New York City family in the nineteenth century. Family members include Cornelius Ray (1755-1827), Robert Ray (1794-1879), Richard Ray (1799-1836) and Robert Ray Hamilton (1851-1890), the great grandson of Alexander Hamilton and primary member of the family featured in this collection. The majority of the materials concern a scandal Hamilton was the victim of, between August and November 1889, when a woman named Evangeline (Eva) Mann falsely led him to believe he was the father of a baby, Beatrice, who she had reportedly purchased from a midwife.
Quantity: 0.75 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Call Phrase: MS 513