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Clinton papers

Call Number: OSB MSS 168
Scope and Contents

The Clinton Papers contain correspondence, letterbooks, financial papers and other material documenting aspects of the lives and military careers of Sir William Henry Clinton (1769-1846) and his brother Sir Henry Clinton (1771-1829). They include hundreds of letters from Henry to William Henry, many written from Spain during the Napoleonic Wars, as well as letters by other members of the Clinton family; journals kept by Sir Henry Clinton, letterbooks of Sir William Henry Clinton, and account books kept by both brothers; bills and receipts; and family papers.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Clinton Papers are 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

Purchased by James Marshall Osborn from Hodgson's, 1958; gift of James Marshall Osborn, 1965.


Organized into four series: I. Correspondence, 1754-1829; II. Account Books and Journals, 1762-1871; III. Bills and Receipts, 1767-1830; IV. Other Papers, 1769-1879.

1754 - 1879
16.3 Linear Feet (41 boxes)
Related Names
Clinton family
Language of Materials