Hamilton of Hamwood Papers, 1785-1939.
Contains the literary papers, correspondence and some estate material relating to the Hamilton family of Hamwood House, Co. Meath. The literary papers consists primarily of notebooks and fair copy manuscript poems, translations and transcriptions written or compiled by successive generations of the Hamiltons and their cousins the Tighes of Rossana, Co. Wicklow. Among those represented are the poet Mary Tighe, the artist and poet Caroline Hamilton, her son Charles William Hamilton and grandson Charles Robert Hamilton. Also included are the personal papers and correspondence of members of the Hamilton families resident in both Ireland and Canada; among the personal papers is their correspondence from family members, friends and business associates, their notebooks, travel journals, diaries (including personal accounts of the the Easter Rising and the abdication of British monarch Edward VIII) and some documentation relating to the estate and property of the FitzGeralds, dukes of Leinster, who employed successive members of the Hamilton family as their agents. Among those writing to the Hamiltons were Maria Edgeworth, Felicia Hemans, Thomas Moore, John Wesley, Frederick Blackwood, Earl of Dufferin and Clandeboye, and members of the Tighe and Ponsonby families.
Associated Materials: Department of Manuscripts, National Library of Ireland. There are additional papers relating to the Hamilton family of Hamwood, Co. Meath held in the Department of Manuscripts. This consists of MS 3575, MS 3581-2, MS 4805 and MS 4809 in the Wicklow Papers;
Physical description: 3 boxes
|Contained in:||Hamilton of Hamwood, 1785-1939.|
I. Literary Papers. II. Personal papers and correspondence. III. Family and Estate Papers.
II.viii.2. Documentation relating to World War I, compiled by Violet Hamilton of Hamwood, Co. Meath,
1914-1918.View more information ...
|In Collection:||Hamilton of Hamwood, 1785-1939.|
Contains a letter written from Rockville, Darjeeling at the start of the War (both author and recipient are unclear), a copied extract from a letter by Sir Charles Fergusson, Commanding Officer of the 5th Division to his wife concerning the Battle of Le Cateau (August 1914), a letter to Esme McRae (Violet's sister) from Sir George Younghusband and written from The Residency, Aden (July 1915), letters to Violet Hamilton from her brother Bertie and written from H.M.S. Indomitable concerning the Battle of Jutland, a letter to Eva Mary Bell (Violet's sister) from General George MacMunn, concerning the Dardanelles campaign, a letter from Frederick Hamilton to his mother, concering fighting near Shiraz in June 1918, and a letter to Maude Sergeant (Violet's oldest sister), written from Winchester, concerning the celebrations in Winchester following the Armistice.
Also included is a newscutting from the 'Irish Times', containing Gerard Hamilton's letter to the editor, dated January 1917, and an order of service for a 'Thanksgiving for Victory' service held at Westminster Abbey [Nov. 1918].
|Main Creator:||Hamilton, Violet|
|Call Number:||MS 49,155/40 (Manuscripts Reading Room)|
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