December 2009 | Jeremy Dibbell

Alexander Hamilton's Library

As part of the ongoing Libraries of Early America project, I'm pleased to announce that the known portions of Alexander Hamilton's library are now available via LibraryThing. You can read an introduction to his collection, or browse his library here.

I've posted a longer piece on the Hamilton library and its challenges at PhiloBiblos, which includes some queries and requests for assistance.

The LEA project to date includes 33 completed (or in-progress) libraries from American readers up to c. 1825, with a long list of additional collections to be added.