Financial History Issue 118 (Summer 2016) - Page 9

CONNEC TING WITH COLLEC TIONS   THE TICKER Clockwise from top left: 1798 letter signed by Aaron Burr; 1792 Treasury Department Circular signed by Alexander Hamilton; Alexander Hamilton’s obituary, published in The Balance and Columbian Repository, 1804; Page from a contemporary collection of documents pertaining to Hamilton’s funeral, 1804. AUG 24 1814 The Main Treasury Building in Washington is burned to the ground by the British. AUG 29 1861 The Treasury Department begins producing US paper currency. SEP10 1960 Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela begin meeting in Baghdad to form the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).  |  Summer 2016  |  FINANCIAL HISTORY  7