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Collection Level Description: Notebooks of Sir William Hamilton

Reference: MSS. Eng. hist. g. 3-16; Eng. misc. e. 105
Title: Notebooks of Sir William Hamilton
Dates of Creation: 1747-93
Extent: 15 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803) was a diplomat and archaeologist. He was an officer in the 3rd Regiment of the Foot Guards, 1747-58, and British envoy extraordinary and plenipotentiary at the court of Naples, 1764-1800. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Notebooks of Sir William Hamilton consisting of:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The notebooks were bought from P.J. & A.E. Dobell in 1921.

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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.

Access Points

Diplomatic and consular service, British

Gray | James | c 1708-1773 | Sir | Knight, Diplomat, and Antiquary

Hamilton | William | 1730-1803 | Sir | Knight, Diplomat, and Archaeologist

Scots Guards (3rd Regiment of Foot Guards)

Naples (Italy)

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