Aaron Columbus Burr papers, 1838-1871 0.25 Linear Feet
Burr, Aaron Columbus, ca. 1808-1882
The papers consist of correspondence and business papers of Aaron Columbus Burr, merchant of New York City and adopted son of Aaron Burr. The papers relate to an attempt by Burr and James Grant to establish a colony for freed American slaves in Honduras. There is also material relating to the American Honduras Company, a firm formed by Burr and Grant for the cutting and exporting of mahogany.