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.4. Letters to Gerard and Violet Hamilton of Hamwood, Co. Meath relating to political unrest in Ireland,
1916-1922.View more information ...
|In Collection:||Hamilton of Hamwood, 1785-1939.|
Includes letters to Violet Hamilton from her sister-in-law Lilian Bonham and from [Mrs. Elizabeth] Fletcher, of Straffan, Co. Kildare, and an undated letter to Gerard Hamilton from Denis Dempsey. Letters relate in part to social and family matters but predominantly to the political unrest in Ireland, from the 1916 Rising through to the Civil War period, and describe the experiences of a Foxrock, Dublin resident during the Easter Rising and raids on houses by members of the I.R.A. Also included is an envelope, addressed to Violet Hamilton at Hamwood, stamped 'Censored I.R.A.', and an undated newscutting which describes an I.R.A. attack on a ball in Drogheda which was attended by Free State officers.
|Main Creator:||Bonham, Lilian, b. 1884|
|Call Number:||MS 49,155/42 (Manuscripts Reading Room)|
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