MR. DANIELS AND THE GRANGE by Eric & Edward Anthony Sloane

MR. DANIELS AND THE GRANGE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The Grange was Alexander Hamilton's ""sweet project"" in Harlem undertaken in 1798 as a country residence. Today it stands at Convent Avenue and 141st Street, since 1962 a national monument, but still neglected -- ""less a monument to Alexander Hamilton than to the mechanics of disharmony."" Alexander Hamilton entertained Jerome Bonaparte, his friends Rufus King, John Jay. Gouvernor Morris, Judge Peters there; took refuge in his garden; from there he rode out to practice law and to that last fatal encounter with Burr. Edward Anthony supposes how it was when the Hamiltons were in residence; Eric Sloane supplies a picture of the Grange as it is today, under the tutelage of Mr. Daniels. It is a pleasant backward look, a nice small book.

Pub Date: July 17th, 1968
Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls