Sotheby’s to Auction Hamilton’s Manuscripts

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Having conquered Broadway, Alexander Hamilton will now be storming Sotheby’s. The auction house has announced that it will sell a trove of hundreds of manuscripts and letters long held by the Hamilton family — some of them previously unknown — at auction on Jan. 18.

The collection, which has been held by Hamilton descendants for 200 years, has not been fully cataloged. But Sotheby’s said it contained many personal items, including love letters from Hamilton to his wife, Eliza, and a condolence letter her father, Philip Schuyler, sent her after Hamilton’s fatal duel with Aaron Burr, sealed with black wax. Read more…