Hit Broadway Musical Elevated Interest
In Correspondence Leading To Famed Duel
COOPERSTOWN – The Fenimore Art Museum today announced the publication of “Your Obedient Servant: The Letters of Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr,” built around the 35 letters between the two Founding Fathers leading up to their fatal duel on July 11, 1804.
“Your Obedient Servant” includes 10 of the most significant letters that have never been illustrated. The text of the letters has not appeared collectively in a single volume since “Interview in Weehawken” (1960).
The book, by Douglas Ambrose, Hamilton College history professor, will be available at the museum gift store, as well as online for $29.95 at fenimoreartmuseum.org/shop.
Stephen Clark, who founded the museum, as well as the Baseball Hall of Fame, acquired the letters for the museum in the 1950s, and have been in much demand since the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton.”