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Hamilton Fish Collection

Identifier: SC 00808

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Scope and Contents

Eleven items:

(1) Calling card of Secretary of State and Mrs. Fish at home, 8 January [1875];

(2) 2 January 1876 (ALS) Fish to Tucker thanking him for his best wishes; (3) Printed form filled in by hand 28 January 1876 sending Tucker a book; (4) (ALS) Fish to Tucker 30 November 1876--Fish confined to home by work;

(5) 24 February n.d. (ALS), Invites Tucker to his home;

(6) ALS 23 September 1878 (4 pp.) people are still making trouble out of the Civil War;

(7) ALS 17 February 1881, Fish now owns a facsimile of Houdon's bust of Washington;

(8) ALS 27 October 1881, transactions regarding hearses;

(9) 22 September 1884 (ALS) Fish's news on Grover Cleveland;

(10) Printed and blackboarded notice acknowledging sympathies for death of Mrs. Fish;

(11) ALS 20 July 1887, Fish's description of the last days of his wife's life.


  • Creation: 1875-1887

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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


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Arrangement of Materials:

Arranged in chronological order.

Acquisition Information:


Physical Description

11 items.

Guide to the Hamilton Fish Collection
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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Language of description note
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository