Sir William Rowan Hamilton correspondence, 1827-1852


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


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.


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.


  • 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


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