Nathaniel Pendleton Papers
Language of Materials
Correspondence, legal, financial, and real estate material of Nathaniel Pendleton. The collection also includes correspondence and papers of his son, Edmund Henry Pendleton, and father-in-law, Dr. John Bard, as well as material relating to Pendleton's role as Alexander Hamilton's second in his duel with Aaron Burr.
The collection is organized into the following seven series:
- Series I. Correspondence, 1782-1820
- Series II. Legal and Real Estate documents, Receipts and Notes, 1785-1833, n.d.
- Series III. Licenses to Practice Law, 1785-1833, n.d.
- Series IV. Edmund Henry Pendleton Papers, 1785-1867, n.d.
- Series V. John Bard Papers, 1772-1820, n.d.
- Series VI. Alexander Hamilton Papers, 1793-1813, n.d.
- Series VII. Indentures, 1762-1798
The materials are arranged chronologically within each series.
Scope and Content Note
The papers of Nathaniel Pendleton consist of correspondence, licenses and certificates, land papers, legal and financial documents, and a few family papers, 1767-1867, of jurist and Revolutionary War officer Nathaniel Pendleton of Virginia, Georgia, and New York City. Also included are documents related to Pendleton's role as Alexander Hamilton's second in his duel with Aaron Burr in 1804, maps and papers of Pendleton's father-in-law, Dr. John Bard of New York City, and papers of Pendleton's son, Edmund H. Pendleton.
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This collection should be cited as The Nathaniel Pendleton Papers, MS 483, the New-York Historical Society.