Notebooks of Sir William Hamilton
Notebooks of Sir William Hamilton consisting of:
- Orderly books of the 4rd Regiment of Foot Guards in Holland, 1747-1748
- Notebooks of extracts made by Hamilton in 1764 from Sir James Gray's correspondence with secretaries of state when envoy to Naples, 1754-1764
- Deciphered copies of letters to Hamilton as envoy to Naples, 1765-1768
- Hamilton's memoranda on his correspondence as envoy, 1783, 1789-1793
- Notebook containing lists of subjects of works of art, not in Sir William's hand
0.55 Linear metres (11 boxes)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. hist. g. 3, fols. 1-2].
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MSS. Eng. hist. g. 3-16; Eng. misc. e. 105
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12996
Notebooks of Sir William Hamilton, 1747-1793
Biographical / Historical
Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803) was a diplomat and archaeologist. He was an officer in the 3rd Regiment of the Foot Guards, 1747-1758, and British envoy extraordinary and plenipotentiary at the court of Naples, 1764-1800. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 40359-73.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The notebooks were bought from P.J. & A.E. Dobell in 1921.
- Notebooks of Sir William Hamilton
- Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
- EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
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