Sir William Rowan Hamilton correspondence, 1827-1852

Mss.B.H188

Date: 1827-1852 | Size: 0.25 Linear feet, Ca. 95 items

Abstract

Hamilton's papers reflect his interests in astronomy and mathematics, as well as in literature and philosophy.

Background note

William Rowan Hamilton was an Irish astronomer and mathematician and made remarkable theoretical contributions in physics and algebra. He was the director of the observatory at Dublin, Ireland, and Astronomer Royal of Ireland.

Collection Information

Physical description

Ca. 95 items.

Provenance

Purchased from Scientific Library Service ($800.00) and accessioned, 12/27/1974 (1974 303ms).

Early American History Note

This manuscript collection falls outside the geographic scope of the Early American guide (British North America and the United States before 1840). It may be of interest to scholars interested in global history, international relations, imperialism, or the U.S. in the world.

Indexing Terms


Family Name(s)

  • Singleton, Thomas.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.

Occupation(s)

  • Astronomers -- Ireland -- 19th century.
  • Mathematicians -- Ireland -- 19th century.

Personal Name(s)

  • Bailey, William
  • Carter, John
  • Edgeworth, Francis Beaufort
  • Everett, George
  • Fitzgerald, William
  • Graves, John Thomas
  • Graves, Robert Perceval
  • Hamilton, William Rowan,Sir,18
  • Singer, Joseph Henderson, 1786-1866
  • Thomson, James, 1823-1900
  • Walsh, John
  • Wiley, John
  • Wordsworth, William

Subject(s)

  • Astronomy -- Ireland -- 19th century.
  • Beyond Early America
  • Mathematics -- Ireland -- 19th century.


Detailed Inventory

___to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1827 July 17 box 1:
folder 1
James Hamilton to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1827 October 6 box 1:
folder 2
James Hamilton to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1827 October 9 box 1:
folder 3
Sir William Rowan Hamilton. Astronomiae Caput Primum.
1827 October 17 box 1:
folder 4
James Hamilton to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1828 January 5 box 1:
folder 5
James Hamilton to SirJ William Rowan Hamilton
1828 February 19 box 1:
folder 6
Arabella Lawrence to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1828 March 19 box 1:
folder 7
Sir William Rowan Hamilton to Eliza Hamilton
1828 April 2 box 1:
folder 8
Sir William Rowan Hamilton to Grace Hamilton
1828 April 3 box 1:
folder 9
James Hamilton to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1828 April 7 box 1:
folder 10
Sir William Rowan Hamilton? Concerning the proper manner of....
1828 April 15 box 1:
folder 11

Other Descriptive Information: Sir William Rowan Hamilton? Concerning the proper manner of mounting a horse.

James Hamilton to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1828 May 28 box 1:
folder 12
Sir William Rowan Hamilton to Sir John Frederick William Herschel?
1828 May 28 box 1:
folder 13
S. Kyle to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1828 pre May 28 box 1:
folder 14
James Hamilton to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1828 May 28 box 1:
folder 15
Sydney M. Hamilton to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1828 May 30 box 1:
folder 16
William Wallace to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1828 June 14 box 1:
folder 17
Sir William Rowan Hamilton to William Wallace
1828 June 18 box 1:
folder 18
Sir William Rowan Hamilton to Edward Hutton?
1828 June 28 box 1:
folder 19
Sydney M. Hamilton to Grace Hamilton
1828 June? box 1:
folder 20
James Hamilton to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1828 July 1 box 1:
folder 21
James Hamilton to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1828 August 28 box 1:
folder 22
Arabella Lawrence to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1828 September 27 box 1:
folder 23
Sir William Rowan Hamilton to John Thomas Graves
1828 October 20 box 1:
folder 24
Robert Perceval Graves to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1828? October 29 box 1:
folder 25
John Willey to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1828 November 10 box 1:
folder 26
Sir William Rowan Hamilton? to ?
 Fragmentbox 1:
folder 27
James Hamilton to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1828 December 5 box 1:
folder 28
Lord Forbes to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1829 January 15 box 1:
folder 29
Arthur Hamilton to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1829 March 28 box 1:
folder 30
John Walsh to Joseph Henderson Singer
1829 April 28 box 1:
folder 31
Sir William Rowan Hamilton to Mary Hutton
1829 May 2 box 1:
folder 32
Thomas Singleton to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1829 May 31 box 1:
folder 33
L. C. Beaufort to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1829 June 4 box 1:
folder 34
Sir Francis Beaufort to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1829 July 4 box 1:
folder 35
William Bailey to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1829 July 18 box 1:
folder 36
Sir William Rowan Hamilton to William Bailey
1829 July 20 box 1:
folder 37
Edwin Richard Windham Quin Dunraven to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1829 August 9 box 1:
folder 38

Other Descriptive Information: Edwin Richard Windham Quin Dunraven, 3rd Earl

Arthur Hamilton to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1829 August 9 box 1:
folder 39
James Hamilton to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1829 August 14 box 1:
folder 40
Sir William Rowan Hamilton to Edwin Richard Windham Wÿmdham-Quin Dunraven
1829 August 17 box 1:
folder 41

Other Descriptive Information: Edwin Richard Windham Wÿmdham-Quin Dunraven, 3rd Earl

Francis Beaufort Edgeworth to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1829 August 18 box 1:
folder 42
S. Lawrence to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1829 September 26 box 1:
folder 44
Francis Beaufort Edgeworth to Sir WilliamJRowan Hamilton
1829 October 21 box 1:
folder 45
James Hamilton to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1829 November 4 box 1:
folder 46
Francis Beaufort Edgeworth? Record of a conversation with his Sir W. R. ...
1829 November 9 box 1:
folder 47

Other Descriptive Information: Francis Beaufort Edgeworth? Record of a conversation with his Sir W. R. Hamilton*s sisters on Coleridge's Ancient Mariner.

John Carter to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1829 November 14 box 1:
folder 48
Francis Beaufort Edgeworth to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1829 November 20 box 1:
folder 49
Sir William Rowan Hamilton to ?
1829 November 20 box 1:
folder 50
Arabella Lawrence to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1829 November 22 box 2:
folder 1
Society of Arts, Edinburgh, to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1829 November 26 box 2:
folder 2
Sir William Rowan Hamilton to Edwin Richard Wyndham-Quin Dunraven 3rd earl of
1829 November 27 box 2:
folder 3

Other Descriptive Information: Edwin Richard Wyndham-Quin Dunraven 3rd Earl

James Hamilton to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1829 December 11 box 2:
folder 4
John Carter to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1829 December 14 box 2:
folder 5
Sir William Rowan Hamilton to James Hamilton
1829 December 17 box 2:
folder 6
James Hamilton to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1829 December 21 box 2:
folder 7
Sir William Rowan Hamilton.Extract from the Foreign Review, No. VII
1829 July  box 2:
folder 8
John Carter to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1930 January 5 box 2:
folder 9
James Hamilton to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1830 January 9 box 2:
folder 10
Sir William Rowan Hamilton to ?
1830 January 15 box 2:
folder 11
John Wiley Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1830 January 18 box 2:
folder 12
James Hamilton to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1830 January 22 box 2:
folder 13
James Hamilton to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1830 February 17 box 2:
folder 14
James Hamilton to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1830 February 23 box 2:
folder 15
Sir George Everest to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1830 February 25 box 2:
folder 16
Sir William Rowan Hamilton to S.? Kyle.
1830 March 17 box 2:
folder 17
Arabella Lawrence to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1830 March 29 box 2:
folder 18
S. Kyle to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1830 March 18 box 2:
folder 19
Sir George Everett to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1830 June 4 box 2:
folder 20
James Hamilton to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1830 June 24 box 2:
folder 21
James Hamilton to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1830 July 1 box 2:
folder 22
James Hamilton to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1830 July 9 box 2:
folder 23
Richard MacDonnell to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1830 July 14 box 2:
folder 24
Sir William Rowan Hamilton to Richard MacDonnell
1830 July 15 box 2:
folder 25
? to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1830 July 30 box 2:
folder 26
George Alexander Hamilton? to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1830 August 3 box 2:
folder 27
Sir Francis Beaufort to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1830 August 5 box 2:
folder 28
John Willey to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1830 August 16 box 2:
folder 29
John Leslie Foster? to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1830 August 31 box 2:
folder 30
Sir William Rowan Hamilton to John Leslie Foster?
1830 September 2 box 2:
folder 31
Sir William Rowan Hamilton to Grace Hamilton
1830 September 17, 18 box 2:
folder 32
? to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1830 September 21 box 2:
folder 33
James Thomson to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1830 December 4 box 2:
folder 34
H. Beaufort to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1831 January 3 box 2:
folder 35
Sir William Rowan Hamilton to Mrs. Rathbourne
1831 January 3 box 2:
folder 36
Sir William Rowan Hamilton to Edwin Richard...
1831 January 4 box 2:
folder 37

Other Descriptive Information: Edwin Richard Wyndham-Quin Dunraven, 3rd Earl

Sir William Rowan Hamilton to John Thomas Graves
1833 April 4 box 2:
folder 38
Sir William Rowan Hamilton to Robert Perceval Graves
1834? February 5 box 2:
folder 39
Sir Aubrey de Vere to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
  
Sir William Rowan Hamilton to Robert Perceval Graves
1836 November 29 box 2:
folder 40
Sir Aubrey de Vere to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1837 December 30 box 2:
folder 41
? Bolton to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1838 January 4 box 2:
folder 42
? to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1838 March 9 box 2:
folder 43
Sir William Rowan Hamilton to Charles Graves [
1846 March 7 box 2:
folder 44
Sir William Rowan Hamilton. Testimonial for Robert Perceval Graves
1847 January 14 box 2:
folder 45
Sir William Rowan Hamilton to Charles Graves
1852 November 30 box 2:
folder 46
William Fitzgerald Wordsworth to ?
February 25 box 2:
folder 47
William Fitzgerald Wordsworth to Robert Perceval Graves
November 5 box 2:
folder 48
Arabella Lawrence to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
December 18 box 2:
folder 49
Francis Beaufort Edgeworth. "Dear Speechless Cousin.."
undated box 2:
folder 50
Robert Perceval Graves to Charles? Graves
undated box 2:
folder 51
Sir William Rowan Hamilton to John Thomas Graves?
undated box 2:
folder 52
Sir William Rowan Hamilton? Two songs by Francis Beaufort Edgeworth
undated box 2:
folder 53
? to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
undated box 2:
folder 54