The Beinecke Collection is the pièce de résistance of the Hamilton College Library collections. It is the preeminent collection of materials on the Lesser Antilles, largely from the 16th-19th centuries. The collection includes hundreds of rare original documents, fifty maps, plantation reports, correspondence, and oil paintings and watercolors.
This collections contains over 1,800 printed volumes and 1,000 manuscripts, but only two of them have been digitized so far.
The Beinecke Collection was originally developed by Walter Beinecke, Jr., and donated to the Hamilton College Library. The Library has added to the collection in recent years when possible.
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There is a printed catalog of the Beinecke Collection (Hough, Samuel J. The Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection at Hamilton College: A Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts, Prints, Maps, and Drawings, 1521-1860. Gainesville, University Press of Florida, 1994), 0813012929 (Hamilton call number, F2001 .H68 1994)
Christian Goodwillie, Director of Special Collections and Archives
Telephone: (315) 859-4447
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Clinton, NY 13323
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