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Williamson, Charles, 1757-1808. Charles Williamson Papers, 1775-ca. 1940s, bulk 1790-1810.

Extensive correspondence, documents, a journal describing an information gathering trip to Turkey, of Charles Williams, politician, British government agent, and developer of central New York State lands in the late 1700s. Williamson is suspected to have been involved in the "Burr Conspiracy," an episode in history in which Burr was accused of treason. Collection also includes research materials compiled by Isaac Joslin Cox, a scholar who wrote several articles on the Aaron Burr incident.

6.7 linear ft. (11 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 bound volume)
Subjects: Family Papers  Politics  Business  
Call Number: VAULT Ayer MS 1006
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