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Microforms Research Collections: Papers of Aaron Burr

Papers of Aaron Burr

Location: The 27 reels in this collection are housed in cabinet Z-46 & Z-47.

Scope: The Papers consist of correspondence, the records of Burr's public career, business records, orderly books, journals and legal case files. They document transactions of Burr's law practice following his arrest for treason as well as his mercurial political and military careers. Over half of the collection concerns Burr's law practice.

How to search the collection:
The following source provides more detailed information about the contents of each microfilm reel in the collection: The Guide and Index to the Microfilm Edition of the Papers of Aaron Burr, 1756-1836.
This guide, which is located on the Multimedia Index Table, provides detailed access to the three series which consist of:

  1. Correspondence and Public Papers (reels 1-11)
  2. Orderly Books and European Journal (reel 12)
  3. Legal Files (reels 13-27).

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