Manuscript Group 34, Aaron Burr (1756-1836), Lawyer, U. S. Vice President Papers


Accession #:
Manuscript Group 34
Collections of Papers
Burr, Aaron
between 1755 and 1833
The New Jersey Historical Society
Held at:
The New Jersey Historical Society
13 items
The papers consist of thirteen items, mostly letters written by Aaron Burr (1756-1836), dating from 1755-1833.

Burr's correspondence largely deals with business matters, particularly lawsuits he was involved in, his finances, and a railroad venture. It also contains a printed copy of the June 22, 1804 letter, owned by the Library of Congress, in which Burr challenges Hamilton to a duel. The correspondence also includes a letter written by Aaron Burr (1716-1757) referring to money for the College of New Jersey, a letter written by Joseph Shippen describing the college president's sudden marriage, and letters by Harman Blennerhassett, Burr's co-conspirator; George Hay, the man who prosecuted Burr; and Matthew Livingston Davis, Burr's biographer.

Lastly, the papers contain ...

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