Alexander Hamilton

(1712—1756) physician and writer on American life

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(1715–56), Scottish-born physician, practiced in Maryland after 1738. He was a founder of the Tuesday Club of Annapolis andis best known for his Itinerarium (1744), a diary of his journey through the Middle Colonies and as far as Boston, which provides an excellent account of contemporary society and manners.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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