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The Papers of Aaron Burr, 1756-1836

Call Number

E 302.6 B9 B905X












MIC FLM E 302.6 B9 B905X GUIDE

Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836. The Papers of Aaron Burr, 1756-1836. Glen Rock, N.J.: Microfilming Corporation of America, 1977

27 reels. 35 mm.


            Aaron Burr served in the Revolutionary War and as Vice-President under Thomas Jefferson from 1801-1805. In 1804 he killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel; though he served his term as Vice-President, his public career was ruined. Accused of attempting to create a separate country out of part of the American Southwest, he was tried for Treason in 1807. Though he was acquitted, he moved to Europe. Eventually he returned to the United States and became a successful lawyer in New York. This collection includes all the public and private papers which could be located.


            Series I, reels 1-11: Correspondence and public papers, 1757-1835.

            Series II, reel 12: Orderly books, 1777-1779 and European journal, 1808-1812.

            Series III, reels 13-27: Legal papers, 1781-1834.


           The Guide and Index to the Microfilm Edition of the Papers of Aaron Burr, 1756-1836. Glen Rock, NJ:   Microfilm Corporation of America, 1978.Includes a detailed index to the correspondence, an index to The Private Journal of Aaron Burr.


            United States--History--Revolutionary War
            United States--Politics and Government--1783-1865
            New York (State)-Politics and Government 1775-1865
            Burr Conspiracy, 1805-1807
            Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836