Alexander Hamilton Signature & Lock of Hair

Title

Alexander Hamilton Signature & Lock of Hair

Description

As a signer of the Constitution and as first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton’s signature carried particular weight. A prolific writer, Hamilton constantly wrote letters, composing on a portable desk when he travelled. Some of his political writings, most notably the essays on the Constitution that were known as The Federalist Papers, were anonymously published. The July, 24, 1868 notation, written by James A. Hamilton, says: “The above is the hair and autograph of my Father Alexander Hamilton.”

Creator

Alexander Hamilton

Date

1787

Rights

Fairfield Museum and History Center

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