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Frederick W. Hilles Manuscript Collection and Papers

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.
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).
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.
1645 - 1979
71.27 Linear Feet ((148 boxes) + 2 broadsides, 1 roll)
Related Names
Hilles, Frederick W. (Frederick Whiley), 1900-1975
Language of Materials