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The index divisions linked from the table above are faithful digital versions of the single cumulative index that was published in 1987 as part of the final volume (27) of The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. Unlike other digital indexes in the Rotunda American Founding Era collection, it is essentially a facsimile of the letterpress index with page numbers linked to virtual pages in the digital edition. (In the case of note references, the hyperlink is generally to the first candidate note.)
We have decided on this presentation for two reasons: (1) the cumulative Hamilton index is particularly complex, with multiple levels of subentries whose hierarchy cannot always be identified unambiguously as they would need to be for full atomization, and (2) long index entries tend to have a “narrative” structure and make the most sense when viewed in their entirety. Because the underlying data for this index consists of static HTML files, it cannot be navigated via the compass/breadcrumb tools used elsewhere in the Founding Era collection.
Many abbreviations in the letterpress index have been silently expanded (“Am. Rev.” → American Revolution, “Fr.” → France, etc.).