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Guide to the Ray Family Papers
1794 - 1889
 MS 513

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Ashley Todd

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on December 13, 2011
Finding Aid is written in English

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains correspondence, deeds and business records from the Ray Family, primarily belonging to or concerning Robert Ray Hamilton, the great grandson of Alexander Hamilton. The majority of the materials date from a four month period in 1889 following a scandal involving Robert Ray Hamilton and Evangeline (Eva) Mann, a woman he secretly married after she falsely led him to believe that he was the father of a baby, Beatrice, who she had reportedly purchased from a midwife.

Arrangement note

This collection is arranged into the following two series. Within these series materials are organized alphabetically and then chonologically. In the case that an item was undated, it was placed at the end of all similar, dated items.

  1. Series I: Ray Family
  2. Series II: Robert Ray Hamilton