Hamilton family papers
Scope and Contents
Correspondents in the collection include early Indiana politicians, Indian agents, and other well-known Indiana residents. These include Thomas H. Blake, Jesse D. Bright, Michael G. Bright, T. Hartley Crawford, John D. Defrees, John Dowling,Thomas Dowling, John B. Duret, Henry C. Ellsworth, George W. Ewing, William G. Ewing, Francis Godfroy, Samuel Hanna, Andrew J. Harlan, Thomas A. Hendricks, William Hendricks, Jesse L. Holman, William S. Holman, Edmond O. Hovey, Henry S. Lane, James F. D. Lanier, Ebenezer F. Lucas, Jonathan McCarty, Hugh McCulloch, Samuel Merritt, Samuel Milroy, Elias Murray, Abel C. Pepper, Daniel D. Pratt, George H. Proffit, James Rariden, Joseph Richardville, William Rockhill, Samuel C. Sample, Caleb B. Smith, Oliver H. Smith, John Test, Richard W. Thompson, John Tipton, David Wallace, Nathaniel West, Albert S. White, Charles White, Jesse L. Williams, Daniel Worth, and Joseph A. Wright.
- Hamilton family (Family)
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Andrew Holman Hamilton was born June 7, 1834 and was the son of Allen and Emerine Hamilton. He graduated from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana in 1854 and went on to Harvard Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1859 and began his practice in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Hamilton married Phoebe Tabor on March 27, 1861 and together they had five children. He served as a Democrat in the United States House of Representatives (1875-1879). Andrew Holman Hamilton died May 9, 1895 and is interred in Lindenwood Cemetery.
Allen Hamilton was born in January 1874 and was the son of Andrew Holman and Phoebe Hamilton. He worked as a physician.
Montgomery Hamilton was born about 1844 and was the son of Allen and Emerine Hamilton. He worked as a merchant and landlord. Her married Gertrude and together they had five children. He died on June 9, 1909.
Edith Hamilton was born August 12, 1867 and was the daughter of Montgomery and Gertrude Hamilton. She studied Latin and was a holder of the Mary E. Garrett European Fellowship for Graduate Students in 1895-96. She attended Leipzig and Munich Universities. On returning to America she became the first headmistress of Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore. Edith Hamilton died May 31, 1963.
Alice Hamilton was born on February 16, 1869 and was the daughter of Montgomery and Gertrude Hamilton. She was the managing director of the Illinois Occupational disease Survey and worked on identifying and curing industrial diseases. In 1919 she was appointed the chair of Industrial medicine of Harvard Medical School where she served for 23 years.
Margaret Hamilton was born in June of 1871 and was the daughter of Montgomery and Gertrude Hamilton. She worked as an aide to her sister Edith at Bryn Mawr School and later served as headmistress for five years.
Arthur Hamilton , also known as "Quint", was born March 31, 1886 and was the son of Montgomery and Gertrude Hamilton. He studied Romance Languages and worked at the University of Wisconsin. He worked with the Red Cross during World War I. He then became a professor of Romance Language at Illinois University and the Dean of Foreign Students. Arthur Hamilton died in 1967.
United States Congress. "Hamilton, Andrew Holman." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. United States Congress. Accessed June 4, 2007. https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=H000102.
Ancestry.com. Accessed July 2, 2007. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com.
15.41 Cubic Feet (51 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize folders, 3 volumes)
Language of Materials
- Allen County (Ind.)
- Blake, Thomas H. (Thomas Holdsworth)
- Bright, Jesse D. (Jesse David)
- Bright, Michael G. (Michael Graham), 1803-1881
- Defrees, John D. (John Dougherty), 1810 or 1811-1882
- Dowling, Thomas, 1806-1876
- Ellsworth, Henry E. (Henry Edwards), 1878-1950
- Ewing, George Washington, 1804-1866
- Ewing, William Griffith, 1801-1854
- Fort Wayne (Ind.)
- Godfroy, Francis, 1788-1840
- Hamilton, Emerine
- Hamilton, F. M. (Fayette Montgomery), 1858-1912
- Hannah, Samuel
- Harlan, Andrew Jackson, 1815-1907
- Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885
- Holman, William Steele, 1822-1897
- Hovey, Edmund O. (Edmund Otis), 1801-1877
- Indian agents
- Indiana -- Politics and government
- Indians of North America
- Lanier, J. F. D. (James Franklin Doughty), 1800-1881
- Lucas, Ebenezer F., 1807-1871
- Miami Indians
- Milroy, Samuel, 1780-1845
- Politicians -- Indiana
- Politics and government
- Pratt, Daniel D. (Daniel Darwin), 1813-1877
- Proffit, George H., 1807-1847
- Rariden, James, 1795-1856
- Sample, Samuel C. (Samuel Caldwell), 1796-1855
- Smith, Caleb B. (Caleb Blood), 1808-1864
- Smith, Oliver H. (Oliver Hampton), 1794-1859
- Tabor, Cyrus
- Tabor, Stephen J. W. (Stephen James Wilson), 1815-1883
- Test, John, 1771-1849
- Thompson, Richard W. (Richard Wigginton), 1809-1900
- Tipton, John, 1786-1839
- United States. Congress. House
- Wallace, David
- Whig Party (U.S.)
- White, Albert S. (Albert Smith), 1803-1864
- White, Charles L.
- Wright, Joseph A. (Joseph Albert), 1810-1867
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