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Two letters to Lyon Levy from Paul Hamilton

Identifier: Mss 1172

Collection Overview

These two letters preserved by the family were written to him by Paul Hamilton (1762-1816, later 3rd United States Secretary of the Navy). The first requests Levy to accept a position under Hamilton as Comptroller and Superintendent of Finance and is erroneously addressed to Louis Levi or Lewis Levi.


  • Creation: 1799-1801


Language of Material

Materials in English

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Biographical Note

Lyon Levy (1764-1835) immigrated from Woolwich, England to the United States and became a financier. He served as Treasurer of the State of South Carolina from 1817 to 1822.


1.0 linear feet (1 flat box)


Two letters written by Paul Hamilton (1762-1816, later 3rd United States Secretary of the Navy) to Lyon Levy (1764-1835) of Charleston, South Carolina.

Collection Arrangement

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Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2012 by John R. Kemp.

Processing Information

Processed by Lauren Bickel, August 2023.


Inventory of the Two Letters to Lyon Levy from Paul Hamilton, 1799-1801
Processed by: Lauren Bickel; finding aid created by: Lauren Bickel
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