- Scope and Contents
The James Abraham Hillhouse Papers contain writings and personal papers documenting the literary activities of a member of the prominent New Haven Hillhouse family during the early-to-mid nineteenth century. Writings consist of drafts of plays, essays, poems, and other genres, including notebooks dating from Hillhouse's days as a student at Yale College, covering subjects such as the sermons of Yale President Timothy Dwight and the philosophical lectures of professor Jeremiah Day, who succeeded Dwight in 1817. Other papers include account books, autograph signatures, letters, a drawing, and a death mask of Hillhouse.
- Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
The James Abraham Hillhouse 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 Hillhouse Estate, 1942.
Organized into two series: I. Writings, 1807-1844. II. Personal Papers, 1804-1836.
- 5.42 Linear Feet ((13 boxes) + 1 art)
- Related Names
- Hillhouse, James Abraham, 1789-1841
- Language of Materials