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Williamson, Charles, 1757-1808 : Charles Williamson Papers, 1775-ca. 1940s

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.
Extent: 6.7 linear feet - (11 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 bound volume)
Subjects: Business, Family Papers, Politics
Call Number: VAULT Ayer MS 1006
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The Charles Williamson Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 5 folders at a time maximum, and items in each folder will be counted before and after delivery to the patron (Priority I).