February 2011 | Ellen F. Brown

Grolier Club Hosts Kislak Collection of Lady Hamilton Artifacts


In 2007, I was fortunate to be tasked with interviewing collector-extraordinaire Jay Kislak about his massive donation of early Americana to the Library of Congress. (My profile of him appeared in the January 2008 issue of FB&C.) I also had the pleasure of speaking with his wife, Jean, a noted collector of artifacts relating to Lady Emma Hamilton, who among various exploits is most famous for having had an affair with Horatio Nelson. 

The New York Times announced this morning that Kislak's extensive collection of Hamilton items will be on exhibit at the Grolier Club in Manhattan starting next week. The exhibit runs through April 30.