Alexander Hamilton Auction Coming to NYC in January

Portrait of Alexander Hamilton by John Trumbull.
Portrait of Alexander Hamilton by John Trumbull.

Sotheby’s will auction off a trove of Alexander Hamilton documents in New York on Jan. 18.

The archive, which was handed down through his family, includes many personal documents, including letters written by Hamilton and his wife Eliza to each other.

There’s also a condolence letter Eliza got from her father, Philip Schuyler, after Hamilton died in a duel with Aaron Burr.

One document marks Hamilton’s appointment as aide-de-camp to Gen. George Washington. It has a presale estimate of $150,000 to $250,000.

Another lot will feature a lock of Hamilton’s hair with a presentation letter from his wife. Its estimate is $15,000 to $25,000.

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