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Guide to the Earl J. Hamilton Papers, 1350-1995 and undated (bulk 1650-1940)

Collection Overview

The Earl J. Hamilton Papers span the years from 1350 to 1995, with Hamilton's research notes and other materials dating chiefly from the 1930s to the 1970s. (Note: Early dates reflect original dates of primary sources rather than the dates on which the photocopies of these sources were created.) Hamilton was a pioneer in the field of quantitative economic history during a career that spanned fifty years. Together with his wife, Gladys Dallas Hamilton, he conducted important research during the 1930s and 1940s on the history of the South American and Spanish economies; the history of American, Spanish, and French banking; the history of John Law and the "Mississippi Bubble" and its effect on European economies; and prices and wages in medieval Spain.

The collection includes not only extensive background notes for Hamilton's major books and articles, but also over 200 original legajos and other documents pertaining to Spanish trade and economic development, dating primarily from the 17th and 18th centuries. Other primary source materials from the 14th to the 18th centuries are also abundant (chiefly in the form of photostats and transcripts), including hundreds of copies of documents held by the Archivo del Banco de España, the Archivo Histórico Nacional, and other archives in Europe.

Photocopies and microfilm copies of items which belong to other libraries and archives may require permission of the owner institution to further reproduce or publish. Users making further copies for their own research do so at their own discretion. Before publication of any such material, it is the user's responsibility to identify the original source and obtain permission.

The collection also contains drafts and reprints of research papers, and numerous folders of academic and personal correspondence. Some documents in the collection are in French or Spanish.

Note that the early dates given in collection and series titles reflect the dates of the original primary source material that Hamilton used for his research, not the date when the photostat, photocopy or transcription was created.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Earl J. Hamilton papers 1350-1995
Creator
Hamilton, Earl J.
Extent
43.5 Linear Feet, 32,625 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

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Contents of the Collection

Various materials recording details and events in Hamilton's life and career; includes a curriculum vita and a list of his publications. Arranged in original order.

[Attention: Contains pictorial materials. In addition, some of the materials are not immediately accessible because they require further processing before use. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.]

Folder containing Earl J. Hamilton's curriculum vita; publications and articles; outline for book on Banco de España, 1971-1995 and undated
Box 1
Unidentified cassette recording of voice and music, undated

[Technical Services needs to format for use copies of audio cassette before use.]

Box 1
Clipping in Italian from La Epoca, 1930
Box 1
Photographs, 1967-1981 and undated
Box 1
Spanish Banking Schemes Before 1700, 1949
Box 1
The Foundation of the Bank of Spain (originally intended to form basis for the book), 1945
Box 1
Use and Misuse of Price History, 1944
Box 1
The Decline of Spain, 1938
Box 1
Prices and Wages in Southern France under John Law's System, 1937
Box 1

Chiefly grade books, along with a few class exams.

[Contains material that is CLOSED to use (student grade books). Contact Research Services staff.]

Exams, 1939-1969 and undated
Box 1
Grade books, [1940s]-[1960s]
Box 1
Grade books, [1930s]-[1960s]
Box 1
Grade books, 1927-1929, 1936, 1946-1947
Box 1
Grade books, [1930s]-[1940s]
Box 1
Academic finances, [1930s]
Box 1

Academic correspondence, dealing with Hamilton's research in Spain, his letters as professor of economics, and his position as editor of the Journal of Political Economy and as president of the Economic History Association. Many of the date ranges overlap from folder to folder. Arranged in original groupings of folders as received, with original titles.

[Technical Services staff may need to process materials in envelopes before use. Contact Research Services.]

[1940s]-[1970s]
Box 2
[1930s]-[1970s]
(2 folders)
Box 2
[1960s]-[1970s]
Box 2
[1930s]-[1960s]
Box 2
[1930s], [1960s]-[1970s]
Box 2
[1930s]
Box 2
[1930s]-[1960s] and undated
Box 2
[1930s]-[1950s] and undated
Box 2
[1930s]-[1960s] and undated
(2 folders)
Box 2
[1930s]-[1950s] and undated
Box 2
[1930s]-[1970s] and undated
Box 2
1919, Aug. 26; [1920s]-[1970s] and undated
Box 2
[1930s]-[1970s] and undated
Box 2
[1930s]-[1980s] and undated
Box 2
[1930s]-[1970s] and undated
Box 2
[1930s]-[1960s]
Box 2
[1960s] and undated
Box 2
[1950s]-[1970s], 1992, and undated
Box 2
[1950s]
Box 2
[1940s], [1960s]-[1970s], and undated
Box 2
[1950s]-[1960s] and undated
Box 3
[1930s]-[1940s]
Box 3
[1960s]-[1970s] and undated
Box 3
1959-1961
Box 3
1938-1981
Box 3
[1920s]-[1970s] and undated
Box 3
[1930s]-[1980s] and undated
Box 3
[1920s]-[1970s] and undated
Box 4
[1920s]-[1980s] and undated
Box 4
[1920s]-[1980s] and undated
Box 4
[1940s]-[1970s] and undated
Box 4
[1960s]
Box 4
[1950s] and 1970
Box 4
[1920s]-[1980s] and undated
Box 4
[1940s]-[1970s] and undated
Box 4
[1940s]-[1950s] and undated
Box 4
La estimacion del trabajo manual en la España del siglo XVIII; Callahan, [1960s]
Box 4
[1960s]-[1970s]
Box 4
[1950s]-[1970s] and undated
Box 4
[1930s]-[1980s] and undated
Box 4
[1950s]-[1970s] and undated
Box 4
[1930s]-[1970s] and undated
Box 4
[1930s]-[1980s] and undated
Box 4
[1930s]-[1980s] and undated
Box 4
[1950s]
Box 4
[1930s]-[1980s] and undated
Box 4
[1930s]-[1980s] and undated
Box 4
[1920s]-[1990s] and undated
Box 4
[1920s]-[1930s], 1960s, 1980s and undated
Box 4
[1920s]-[1960s], 1980s and undated
Box 4
[1920s]-[1930s], [1960s], [1980s] and undated
Box 4
1932-1933
Box 4
[1940s] and [1970s]
Box 4

Background notes, transcriptions of original source material, photostats of Spanish archival material (especially that related to treasure imports), and worksheets for compiling prices and salaries in Spain from 1351 to 1800, all related to Hamilton's research for his major published works. Also, a large number of photostats of materials from the Archivo del Banco de España and the Archivo Histórico Nacional concerning the Bank of Spain, as well as notes and source transcriptions of Hamilton's work on this subject. This series contains many photocopies and microfilm copies of items which belong to other libraries and archives. Photocopies of materials gathered from other repositories by Earl J. Hamilton may require permission of the owner institution to further reproduce or publish. Users making further copies for their own research do so at their own discretion. Before publication of any such material, it is the user's responsibility to identify the original source and obtain permission.

Divided into subseries for each major work; papers within are arranged in Hamilton's original order with original folder titles given.

Note: Dates given below in the descriptions for primary source materials reflect the dates of the original items, not the more modern dates on which the photostats or transcriptions were created.

Andalusia worksheets, 1651-1800
Box 5
Andalusia price worksheets, 1651-1787
Box 5
Andalusia, final commodity list, 1651-1800
(2 folders)
Box 5
1651-1700
Box 5
1700-1750
Box 5
1750-1800
Box 5
Andalusia, salaries and wages [original sheets],
Box 5
Valencia, salaries [original sheets], 1651-1800
Box 5
Old Castile, dope sheets, 1651-1800
Box 5
Old Castile, typed prices, 1651-1800
Box 5
New Castile, prices, 1651-1800
Box 5
Valencia, typed prices [copies], 1651-1800
Box 5
Old Castile, typed prices [carbons], 1651-1800
Box 5
Valencia, typed prices, 1651-1800
Box 5
Andalusia, typed prices, 1651-1800
Box 5
New Castile, prices [copies], 1651-1800
Box 5
1651-1712
Box 5
1713-1760
Box 5
1761-1800
Box 5
Miscellaneous notes and transcriptions to War and Prices and Money, prices, and wages, undated
Box 6
New Castile, wages, 1651-1800
Box 6
War and Prices/Miscellaneous: Spanish Prices: A Reply to Dr. M.J. Elsos, 1937, June
Box 6
Various worksheets for price and wage indices [checklists], 1651-1800
Box 6
War and Prices in Spain, typescript, 1651-1800
(4 folders)
Box 7
New Castile, original price sheets, 1651-1800
Box 7
1651-1700
Box 7
1701-1750
Box 7
1750-1800
Box 7
Buyer's notebook, Hospital of the Innocents, various years; pricing/commodities worksheet, undated
Box 7
Commodity/price worksheets, 1651-1691
Box 7
Valencia, commodities list, 1651-1800
Box 7
Miscellaneous notes and typescripts: War and Prices series (various years and undated),
Box 7
Andalusia, related prices and figures, 1651-1700
Box 7
War and Inflation in Spain: 1780-1800, 1944, Nov.
Box 7
Notes on "Treasure," undated
Box 7
Tabulated quarterly wages and salaries; all four regions except Valencia, 1651-1800
Box 7
1651-1700
Box 7
1701-1750
Box 7
1751-1800
Box 7
New Castile and Andalusia, price relatives, worksheets, 1651-1800
Box 7
1350-1400
Box 8
1401-1451
Box 8
Navarre, notes on prices, spreadsheets on wages, 1401-1450
Box 8
Negatives in protective folder; Frontispiece to document used as Plate II, undated
Box 8
Notes on weights, measures, grades of silver, commodities, various dates and undated
Box 8
Treasure imports, photostats, various dates
Box 8
Archival material pertaining to silver imports and to Valencia (photostats), 1501-1650 and undated
Box 8
Navarre and related notecards, 1351-1500
Box 8
Various letters and notes related to money, prices, inflation; associated with major works, undated
Box 8
American Treasure and the Rise of Capitalism, 1500-1700, [192-?]
Box 8
"Treasure" imports, 1501-1650
Box 8
Valencia, prices/commodities, worksheets/dopes, 1501-1550
Box 8
Color prints commemorating Banco Nacional, [ca. 1780-1830] and undated
Box 8
Banco de España, photostats of documents, undated
Box 8
1814, Apr. 21
Box 8
1815, Apr. 20
Box 8
1816
Box 8
1817, Apr. 19
Box 8
1818, Apr. 20
Box 8
1820, Apr. 20
Box 9
1821, Jan. 18
Box 9
1821
Box 9
1824, Apr. 26
Box 9
1826
Box 9
1827, Apr. 19
Box 9
Photostats of original documents, Bank of Spain, various dates, [18-?] and undated
Box 9
Photostats of documents in Amsterdam Archive; Royal cedulas of Carlos IV, 1800-[1806?]
Box 9
Notes/typescripts to article on Bank of Spain, [ca. 1780-1830] and undated
Box 9
Course syllabus/memorandum, 1961
Box 9
Spreadsheets on French stocks, [178-?]
Box 9
Photostats of Junta General; Banco de San Carlos, 1800, Apr. 19
Box 9
Payment of dividends, photostat, 1799
Box 9
Photostats of Junta General; Banco de San Carlos 1800, Apr. 20
Box 9
Banco de España, photostats, [179-?] and undated
Box 9
Reglamentos de las Juntas Generales...del Banco General, photostat, 1794
Box 9
Documents from the Archive of Conde de Cabarrus about National Bank, photostats, [ca. 1780s-1830s] and undated
Box 9
Assets (?), Banco de San Carlos, weekly/monthly accounts, photostats, 1783-1799
Box 9
Banco de San Carlos, graphs/notes, [1780s]-[1830s]
Box 9
"Staatsschulden," Xerox of article, 1855
Box 9
Bonds/accounts of Banco de España, [ca. 1800-1840]
Box 10
Banco de España Silver Exports, 1790-1802
Box 10
Report of the Junta General Banco Nacional, 1808, Apr. 20
Box 10
Junta General, Banco Nacional, fragment, 1807
Box 10
Correspondence of the Bank, [178-?]
Box 10
Accounts, Correspondence, Shares of Bank, [17-]-[18-]
Box 10
Concerning Accounts and Loans of Bank, 1809
Box 10
Report of Junta General on Banco Nacional, 1821
Box 10
Bank dividends, 1812-1819
Box 10
Pertaining to investigation of Bank's directors, [1780s]
Box 10
Proceedings of Bank's directors, [1790s]
Box 10
Pertaining to the Bank's accounts, [1780s]
Box 10
Proceedings of the Junta General, 1821
Box 10
Accounts/balances, 1823
Box 10
Establishing the Banco Español de San Fernando, 1829
Box 10
Stockholders meeting, 1790
Box 10
Promotion of industry; uniforms, materials required by Army, [1780s]
Box 10
Various confidential papers, accounts of Banco plus (in French) report of La Banque de Saint-Charles, [1780s]
Box 10
Various confidential papers, accounts and reports of Banco, [1780s]
(2 folders)
Box 10
Loans, [1790s] and undated
(2 folders)
Box 10
Accounts and totals (adding machine tapes, notes) [appears to be part of research into Banco de San Carlos], 1760-1783
Box 11
Various calculations, handwritten and compiled by year, on operation of Bank, [1780s]-[1830s] and undated
Box 11
Typescript of archival materials from Amsterdam (Dutch or German?) about financial dealings with Spain, [ca. 1780-1830] and undated
Box 11
Amsterdam Archives material, 1671, 1660, 1777
Box 11
Article by Hausman and Neufeld, The Political Economy of Walpole's 1733 Tax Scheme, 1981
Box 11
Materials on Banco de San Carlos research, various dates and undated
Box 11
Photocopies of Bank of Spain, various dates and undated
Box 11
Loans to the king, 1360 and 1781 (photostats)
Box 11
Manuscripts, transcripts and correspondence, including Hamilton's 1943 arrangements for research assistants in Spain
Box 11
Reprint De Girobanken van Genua,1924
Box 11
Typescript of legajos relating to Cabarrus and Bank, 1954 and undated
Box 11
Financial information on Cabarrus, 1951
Box 11
Spanish Banking Schemes Before 1700, working copy and notes, undated
Box 11
Spanish Banking Schemes Before 1700; and The Foundation of the Bank of Spain,1945, June
Box 11
The First Twenty Years of the Bank of Spain. I, II. 1782-1802, 1946, Feb.-Apr.
Box 11
Plans for a National Bank in Spain, 1701-83, 1949, Aug.
Box 11
Paper money/accounts (photostats), [1780s]
Box 11
Plans for other national banking systems (as possible models for Bank of Spain), 1747
Box 11
Bank of Spain notes folded and included with notecards, various dates and undated
Box 11
Typescripts of various original documents, various dates and undated
Box 11
Report of the Junta de Hospitales (photostat), undated
Box 11
On the operation of royal hospitals (photostat), 1786
Box 11
Papers on the Conde de Cabarrus (photostats), [1780s]-[1790s] and undated
(2 folders)
Box 11
Miscellaneous notes, some pertaining to Bank of Spain research, various dates and undated
Box 11
Typed transcripts of legajos, Archivo General de Simancas, Inventory of Archives on Banco de San Carlos, [ca. 1780-1830] and undated
Box 11
Cabarrus Papers; Cabarrus made a Spanish subject and starting the bank, [ca. 1780-1830] and undated
Box 12
Report of the junta to the king, dealing with bonds, 1794
Box 12
Memoria from Don Fr. Cabarrus to king about Bank, 1782
Box 12
"Minuta del decreto para la ereccion del Banco," [1780s] and undated
Box 12
Agreements reached by first junta on Bank, [1780s] and undated
Box 12
More on bank notes and bonds, 1796 and undated
Box 12
On the opening of the Bank, [1780s] and undated
Box 12
Recommendations/criticisms of fomenting industry, 1779
Box 12
The revised bank plan of Floridablanca, 1779
Box 12
Miscellaneous, pertaining to banks, trade, vagabonds, 1778 and n.d
Box 12
Correspondence of Cabarrus, 1783-84 and undated
Box 12
Investment in the Bank, 1784
Box 12
Investments in Bank, Bank's Charter, 1782
Box 12
Subscriptions to the Bank, 1782 and undated
Box 12
On 'reducciones' and abuses at Bank, also concerning cloth manufacturing, 1782 and undated
Box 12
Assessment or probate and Accounts and Conde de Cady, 1799
Box 12
pp. 1-50
Box 12
pp. 51-100
Box 12
pp. 101-150
Box 12
pp. 151-end, lengthy statement by Cabarrus about 'Auto'
Box 12

Notes, transcriptions and photostats of primary sources, drafts of papers (both typed and written), lectures, and notecards, all relating to Hamilton's published and unpublished work on the economic origins of the Monroe Doctrine, South American wars of independence, Colombia, John Law, price and wages theory, and miscellaneous other topics. Arranged in original order with folder titles assigned by Hamilton.

Note: Dates given below in descriptions of primary sources reflect the date of the original items, and not the modern date on which the photostats or transcripts were created.

Notes, business cards, letters, receipts, various dates and undated
Box 13
Notecards, various dates and undated
Box 13
Research notes and correspondence, various dates and undated
(2 folders)
Box 13
Notes, book call numbers, clips, various dates and undated
Box 13
Letters and notes, news clippings; various dates and undated
Box 13
Papers, [1670s]-[1720s], 1967, May
Box 13
Papers, [1670]-[1720s], 1967, May and 1969, Spring
Box 13
Various notes and materials, [1670s]-[1720s]
Box 13
The Political Economy of France at the Time of John Law, undated
Box 13
Notes, various dates and undated
Box 13
Various notes and materials (photostats, etc.), [ca. 1680-1720]
Box 13
Various notes, [ca. 1680-1720]
(2 folders)
Box 13
Various notes on Law and related subjects, [ca. 1680-1720]
Box 13
Materials (Xeroxes, etc.), [ca. 1700-1720]
Box 13
Un capitolo della vita di Giovanni Law, 1913-1914
Box 13
Materials: photographs and photostats, various dates and undated
Box 13
Materials on the contemporaries of Law (i.e. Richard Cantillon), [ca. 1700-1720]
Box 13
Various notes on Law and the financial system in early 1700s
(3 folders)
Box 13
Various notes on Law and the financial system in early 1700s
(2 folders)
Box 14
Various notes on Law and finance: article on Law, 1957, May 4, and clippings, undated
Box 14
Prices and Wages in Southern France Under John Law's System, 1937, Feb.
Box 14
Miscellaneous - typescripts, pamphlets, and notes, various dates and undated
Box 14
Notes: Prices, Wages, and Industrial Revolution, 1500-1700, undated
(3 folders)
Box 14
Galliani Economista, 1949
Box 14
Various typescripts, articles, various dates and undated
Box 14
Bourbon Reform, typescript and handwritten notes, various dates and undated
Box 14
Role of War in Modern Inflation, notes, various dates and undated
Box 14
Wages in Valencia, [ca. 1600-1630]
Box 14
Het Molenpanorama and Primer Congreso de Historia de Andalucia, various dates and undated
Box 14
Mercurius, 1720
Box 14
Distribution of Earnings,1780 (see folder 5 of this box)
Box 14
Notes and transcriptions, various dates and n.d
Box 14
Complete edited copy of Price History and bibliography, various dates and undated
Box 14
The History of Prices Before 1750, undated
Box 14
The Spice Trade, various dates and undated
Box 14
Bubas [Plagues], undated
Box 14
Archivo de Ministerios Bogotá Transcriptions of documents from the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Archivo Diplomático, Colombia, typescripts, [ca. 1800-1820] and undated
Box 15
Archivo Historico Nacional Bogotá Transcriptions of various documents on regulation of trade and manufacturing in South America; wars of independence; role of Fernando VII, typescripts, [ca. 1800-1820] and undated
Box 15
Papers, notes, footnotes on mercantilism, various dates and undated
Box 15
Various notes and figures on Spanish mercantilism, [1780s] and undated
Box 15
Transcriptions especially dealing with mercantilism (AGN Mexico 1592-1710) and Russians in California, typescript
Box 15
Economic Background of the Monroe Doctrine, typescripts of lecture delivered at Yale, undated
Box 15
Economic Origins of the Monroe Doctrine, undated
Box 15
Spanish mercantilism, various dates and undated
Box 15
Merchants and agents in London and Amsterdam, typescript, 1718-1719
Box 15
Lectures in Santander, 1933
Box 15
Prices and Progress, typescripts, 1952, Fall, other dates and undated
Box 15
Averiguación de los que quebraron tomas, metates,1799, typed transcript
Box 15
Research papers on agriculture; wages in England; diseases in Indies; other topics dealing with Spain; inflation; hemp in Peru, various dates and undated
Box 15
Reglamento para flotas, typed transcriptions; cedulas on "Lino y canamo" [hemp plants], 1773
Box 15
Mr. Trevenen's Plan to establish trade on the Northwest Coast of America, photostat of document [in French, with glass in English], from original in Library of Congress, 1757
Box 15
Notes on Prices, [1500s-1600s] and undated
Box 15
Notes on Vales Retired
Box 15
Very poor Xerox reprint of article on Valentin de Foronda, early 19th century, Revista de Economia Política,1959
Box 15
Photostats of documents on fabricas, gremias, [1770s]-[1780s]
Box 15
Arrets sur le systéme de Jean Law, 1722-1733
Box 16
Memoires sur les finances systéme de Jean Law, vol. 1, undated
Box 16
Memoires sur les finances systéme de Jean Law, vol. 2, undated
Box 16
Lettres des intendants sur le systéme de Jean Law, , 1709-1720
Box 16
Liquidation du systéme de Jean Law, vol. 1, 1740
Box 16
Liquidation du systéme de Jean Law, vol. 2, 1725 and undated
Box 16

Hundreds of original documents in Spanish and French, primarily from the 18th and 19th centuries but also including some 16th and 17th century materials. Chiefly consist of royal Spanish cedulas outlining Crown economic policy and concern over investments; plans to establish the Bank of Spain; expropriation of Jesuit lands; trade regulation; control of vagabonds; and sumptuary rules for dress. The documents from the 1800s chronicle the French occupation of Spain and the restoration of Fernando VII; the proclamations in the oversize folder (see the Oversize Series) include public declarations about resistance to Napoleon. Arranged in original order.

1584-1829
Box 17
1596-1806
Box 18

Undated notecards containing background research notes and transcriptions of original sources for Hamilton's investigations on John Law, the Spanish economy, the Monroe Doctrine, mercantilism, and various other topics. An outline of chapters in Hamilton's personal papers suggests he intended to write a book on this subject, in addition to the articles he published. The cards about John Law have been interfiled with subject headings to ease use by researchers.

Notecards, unsorted

Notes on shipping manifests for imports of valuables, 1760s-1790s; reports on treasure, prices, wages, and Spanish monetary policy; lecture notes, including general economics of the 20th century; mercantilism, particularly Spanish mercantilism; the Moors; Bank of Spain and Banco de San Carlos notes; and many other topics. These notecards are unsorted and unprocessed.

Box 19-27
Notecards on John Law, 17th-18th century

Though these notecards remain unprocessed, index cards relating to John Law have been interfiled with headings and subjects by an external researcher.

Box 31-51

Drafts of papers, notes, and other research materials not directly related to Hamilton's research for major works. Arranged in original order as received. Dates given below in descriptions of primary source materials reflect the dates of the original items, and not the date on which the modern transcript or photocopy was made.

Attention: contains pictorial materials.]

Research papers ("Precious Metals," "El Banco Nacional de San Carlos," "Las consecuencias económicas de la expulsion de los moriscos"), various dates and undated
Box 28
American Treasure and the Rise of Capitalism, 1500-1700, 1929, Nov.
Box 28
English Prices and Public Finance, 1660-1822, Elizabeth Boody Schumpeter, 1938
Box 28
Notes on Dissertation de peste, various dates and undated
Box 28
Monetary Disorder and Economic Decadence in Spain, 1651-1700, 1943, Dec.
Box 28
Growth of Rigidity in Business During the Eighteenth Century, 1940, Mar.
Box 28
Origin and Growth of the National Debt in Western Europe,1947, May, various dates
Box 28
Origin and Growth of the National Debt in France and England,1949, various dates
Box 28
Edwin Francis Gay, [1867-1946], 1947, June
Box 28
Imports of American Gold and Silver into Spain, 1503-1660, 1929, May
Box 28
Money and Economic Recovery in Spain Under the First Bourbon, 1701-1746, 1943, Sept.
Box 28
Wages and Subsistence on Spanish Treasure Ships, 1503-1660, 1929, Aug.
Box 28
La monnaie en Castille, 1501-1650, 1932, Mar.-May
Box 28
VIII, The Decline of Spain,1938, May, various dates
Box 28
Use and Misuse of Price History,1944, Dec., various dates
Box 28
Miscellaneous financial notes from various archives (Spanish and Dutch), various dates and undated
Box 28
Miscellaneous financial notes from archives (Dutch interest rates, 1729-1790)
Box 28
Miscellaneous financial notes from archives (more interest rates; 1632-1640, 1801-1811, 1791-1800, 1611-1620)
Box 28
Miscellaneous financial notes from archives (interest rates); Haarlem 1635-43, 1645-50; Amsterdam 1650-90
Box 28
Amsterdam interest rates 1691-1710, 1621-1630
Box 28
Various notes, research, drafts for unclassified papers, various dates and undated
Box 28
Research notes, drafts, etc., various dates and undated
Box 28
Unidentified research notes on the 18th century, undated
Box 28
Livres Anciens et Modernes, #53 and 65, various dates and undated
Box 28
Livres Provenant de la Bibliotheque,1984, Mar. 22, various dates
Box 28
The Case for Communism, 1932
Box 28
Bibliothéque Nationale: manuscript request forms, 1960
Box 28
Unclassified ledger sheet, undated
Box 28
The Sources of Sir Nicholas on English Baron Society Collection, 1250-1700, undated
Box 28
Guggenheim report, 1985
Box 28
Home Folks, Uncle Ed, Eva's Family, undated
Box 28
Photos from the Archivio di Stato, Genova (Italy), undated
Box 28
Photo of a page from an account book, 1390, Feb. 20
Box 28
Empty postal bag for microfilm, undated
Box 28
Information for the Banco Nacional de San Carlos, 1784-1829
Box 28

Various films, including negative strips and microfilm reels, related to Hamilton's research on the French and Spanish economies and various other subjects. In original order with titles, often obscure, transcribed from items.

Most dates given below in item descriptions refer to the dates of original historical documents and not to the date on which film was created.

[Attention: Films may be deteriorated. Technical Services needs to format for use copies before materials can be viewed. Contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.]

Observations d'un banquier de la Banque d'Espagne, undated
Box 30
Boletin oficial Ministerio Hacienda,1850; Banco de San Fernando (microfilm)
Box 30
Memoria historica, mayores de Madrid, (microfilm), 1884
Box 30
Archivo General de la Nación Mexico -- Cuarta Junta General, 1783, and several cedulas reales (microfilm)
Box 30
Earl J. Hamilton, Banco de España, "Archivo" (film), undated
Box 30
Earl J. Hamilton, unidentified film and negatives, undated
Box 30
Documentos del Archivo del Conde de Colrerras; No. 168 (Leg 3-28); No. 164 (Leg 3-24), undated
Box 30
Microfilm of unidentified original documents, undated
Box 30
Banco de San Carlos, 20th Junta to Junta of 1813
Box 30
Original documents from Spain received in 1949, undated
Box 30
Archivio di Stato di Torino (photocopies), undated
Box 29
Primary materials on John Law (photocopies), undated
Box 29
Amsterdam broadsides, 1795-1796
Oversize Folder 1
Spanish proclamations (cedulas reales), 1765-1836
Oversize Folder 2
18th century French printed materials (5 items)
Oversize Folder 3

Historical Note

DateEvent(s)
1899Born in Houlka, Miss.
1920Graduated with honors from the University of Mississippi
1923Married Gladys Olive Dallas
1924Received M.A. from University of Texas
1924-1926Hamilton and his wife studied at Harvard, taking classes in history with Allyn Young; Earl Hamilton received A.M. in 1926
1927-1944Professor of economics at Duke University
1928Published article American Treasure and Andalusian Prices, 1503-1660: A Study in the Spanish Price Revolution, initiating the modern debate on profits and price inflation in Europe
1929, Nov.Published American Treasure and the Rise of Capitalism, 1500-1700 in Economica
1929Received Ph.D. from Harvard
1934Published American Treasure and the Price Revolution in Spain, 1501-1650 (Harvard University Press)
1936Published Money, Prices, and Wages in Valencia, Aragon, and Navarre, 1351-1500 (Harvard University Press)
1936-1937Published Prices and Wages at Paris Under John Law's System
1944-1947Professor of economics at Northwestern University
1947Published War and Prices in Spain, 1651-1800 (Harvard University Press)
1947-1967Professor of economics at the University of Chicago
1948-1954Served as editor of the University of Chicago's Journal of Political Economy
1951-1952President of the Economic History Association
1966-1969Distinguished Professor of Economic History at the State University of New York, Binghamton
1969Published The Political Economy of France at the Time of John Law in History of Political Economy journal
1977, Mar.Published The Role of War in Modern Inflation in the Journal of Economic History
1989Died in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Earl J. Hamilton Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Earl J. Hamilton Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1990-1992.

Processing Information

Processed by James Cusick, Trey McClean, Paula Jeannet Mangiafico

Completed 1998

Accessions 90-103, 91-075, 92-036, and 96-157 were merged to form one collection, described in this finding aid.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.