Gold Locket with Alexander Hamilton's hair

Title

Gold Locket with Alexander Hamilton's hair

Subject

Mourning Jewelry

Description

A small gold locket containing a few hairs from the head of Alexander Hamilton is engraved on the back: “The hair of Alexander Hamilton which was given by his descendant to Mrs. Martha Lyman Foster and left by her to Miss E.L. Dixon.” The above Mrs. Foster was the wife of Senator Lafayette S. Foster

Creator

Provenance confirmed by Mrs. Elizabeth L C. Dixon (1819-1871)

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Files

IMG_3434.jpg

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Date Added
February 17, 2020
Collection
OBJECTS
Item Type
Object
Citation
Provenance confirmed by Mrs. Elizabeth L C. Dixon (1819-1871), “Gold Locket with Alexander Hamilton's hair,” E - A r c h i V e s , accessed March 7, 2021, https://citizenarchivist.omeka.net/items/show/623.