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Frederick W. Hilles Manuscript Collection and Papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1429

Scope and Contents

Collection of correspondence and other manuscript writings by James Boswell, Thomas Carlyle, Samuel Johnson, Joshua Reynolds, and members of their families, collected by Frederick W. Hilles. Also includes manuscripts, correspondence, personal papers and classroom materials from Frederick W. Hilles.

Manuscript collection and papers of Frederick W. Hilles. The manuscript collection includes correspondence and writings by James Boswell, Thomas and Jane Carlyle, Samuel Johnson, Joshua Reynolds, and members of their families. The papers include personal and professional correspondence; research files and writings; personal and family papers, including material related to Susan Morse Hilles and Charles Dewey Hilles; teaching materials from Hilles' tenure at Yale University and Temple University; and material documenting Hilles' service on the boards of the Yale Library Associates and the Yale University Press.

Dates

  • 1645 - 1979

Creator

Language of Materials

Chiefly in English; some manuscripts in French, Italian, Spanish, and Latin.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Frederick W. Hilles Manuscript Collection and Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Frederick W. Hilles (Yale 1922).

Arrangement

Organized into two series: I. Frederick W. Hilles Manuscript Collection, 1645-1969. II. Frederick W. Hilles Papers, 1775-1979.

Related Materials

In addition to the materials described in this finding aid, a number of pieces were transferred to the Boswell Papers. These are listed in an appendix.

Extent

70.47 Linear Feet ((147 boxes) + 2 broadsides, 1 roll.)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.hilles

Overview

Manuscript collection and papers of Frederick W. Hilles. The manuscript collection includes correspondence and writings by James Boswell, Thomas and Jane Carlyle, Samuel Johnson, Joshua Reynolds, and members of their families. The papers include personal and professional correspondence; research files and writings; personal and family papers, including material related to Susan Morse Hilles and Charles Dewey Hilles; teaching materials from Hilles' tenure at Yale University and Temple University; and material documenting Hilles' service on the boards of the Yale Library Associates and the Yale University Press.

Appendix: List of Materials transferred to the Boswell Papers

The Pottle catalog numbers have been included.

Boswell, James
ALS to [John] Boswell (L 161)
[early 1768?] Tuesday
1 p., with address

ALS to Charles Burney, Jr (L 337)
[n.d., no place]
1 p., with address

ALS to Bruce Campbell (L 351)
1782 May 1, Edinburgh
2 p., with address

ALS and AL (in the 3rd person) to Sir John Hussey
Delaval, Baron Seaton Delaval
1795 Feb 27, London. 1 p., with address (L 409, L 410)
[1795] Apr 9, London. 1 p., with address

AL (in the 3rd person) to Ozias Humphry (L 645)
[1791 Jan 3]
1 p., with address

ALS to Thomas Percy (L 1065)
1784 Jul 8, Carlisle
1 p., with address
Accompanied by: Engraving of Boswell

ALS to Isaac Reed (L 1094)
[1790] Apr 21
1 p., with address

ALS (in French) to Jean Jacques Rousseau (L 1119.1)
1766 Jan 4, Lyon
4 p., including address

ALS to Tobias Smollett (L 1162)
1768 Mar 14, Edinburgh
3 p., with address

ALS to John Spottiswoode (L 1183)
1786 Mar 25, York
2 p., with address

ALS to [John] Wauchope (L 1274)
[1781 Feb 22]
3 p., with address

[Hector, Edmund]
AL (draft; incomplete) to [James Boswell] (C 1522)
[1785 Feb 1]
1 p.

Parr, Samuel
ALS to James Boswell (C 2184)
1791 Dec 11, Halton
3 p., with address

Reynolds, Sir Joshua
AL (photocopy) to James Boswell
[ca. 1775 April ?] Monday
1 p., with address

5 ALS (photostats) to Edmund Burke:
[1768 between Sep 14 & Oct 18, Paris]
1784 Aug 24, London
[1784 Dec 18, London]
1789 Jul 25, London
1791 Jan 25, London

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

The Frederick W. Hilles Manuscript Collection and Papers was comprehensively reprocessed in 2016 to encompass the manuscript collection and personal papers of Frederick W. Hilles. The manuscript collection retained its previously existing description and arrangement, and the papers received folder level description and arrangement.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards. For more information, please refer to the Beinecke Manuscript Unit Processing Manual.

Former call number: MS Vault Hilles
Title
Guide to the Frederick W. Hilles Manuscript Collection and Papers
Author
by Alison Clemens
Date
1993, 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

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