Schenectady, New York - Archivists at Union College in Schenectady, NY made an astonishing find just in time for Presidents’ Day this year, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens. They found a lock of George Washington’s hair in a leather-bound edition of Gaines Universal Register or American and British Kalendar for the year 1793. 

The book was given to the library by James A. Hamilton, the son of Alexander Hamilton and his wife, Eliza Schuyler Hamilton. Susan Holloway Scott, a scholar and author of the historical novel, I, Eliza Hamilton, told the United Press International that "In an era when people frequently exchanged hair as a keepsake, it's quite probable that Martha had given Eliza some of George's hair, which in turn was given to their son, James, who later distributed it, strand by strand, as a precious memento to close friends and family members."